Pawnee Heritage: Tribe's corn grows in 'original homeland'

5/26/09

Two centuries ago, the Pawnee were a powerful and confident people who dominated broad swaths of what is now Nebraska. Numbering perhaps 20,000, they were the most populous American Indian tribe in the region. Corn farmers who lived in permanent houses, the Pawnee also spent long periods on the range hunting bison. In the 19th century, many served as valued scouts for the Army.

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