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TREATY WITH THE PAWNEE INDIANS SIGNED UNDER TREE

By Nate Gonner 4/29/2013

             THE 141ST CELEBRATION OF ARBOR DAY WRAPPED UP ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON OUT AT THE LEWIS AND CLARK CENTER IN NEBRASKA CITY.

             

              THE CENTER HOSTED THIS YEARS CEREMONINAL TREE PLANTING CEREMONY, ALONG WITH UNVEILED A BRAND NEW SIGN FOR THE EARTH LODGE AND DEDICATION OF THE NEWEST EXHIBIT "VOYAGE OF DISCOVER-LEWIS AND CLARK'S JOURNEY ON STAMPS."

             

              THE FESTIVIES WERE KICKED OFF WITH THE PRESENTATION OF THE 2013 PRESTEGIOUS TREE AWARD, WHICH WAS AWARDED TO SKIP HAMMOND.

            

               HAMMOND OWNS THE PROPERTY IN WHICH THE TREE WHERE THE TABLE CREEK TREATY WITH THE PAWNEE INDIANS OF 1857 WAS SIGNED.

             NOW HE STARTED CLEARING OUT TREES ON HIS PROPERTY TO USE IT FOR MORE FARMLAND.

             IT WAS A QUICK THINKING BY  HAMMOND THAT'S THE REASON THE TREE IS STILL STANDING TODAY.

             HAMMOND AUDIO:

              THE TREATY SIGNED BY BOTH SIDES ENSURED THE SETTLERS SAFETY, PROSPERITY, AND HAPPINESS.

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