Nebraska / by Ann Heinrichs.
By: Heinrichs, Ann.Material type: TextSeries: America the beautiful. America the beautiful. Second series.Publisher: New York : Children's Press, c2008Description: 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 053118577X.Subject(s): Nebraska -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 978.2 HAR Online resources: Table of contents only
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The land : explore Nebraska's rolling plains and towering rock formations. Meet up with mountain lions and dancing cranes and watch out for hailstones, tornadoes, and blizzards! -- The first Nebraskans : learn how Nebraska's first people stalked buffalo, built homes of earth and hides, and honored their sacred traditions -- Explorers and settlements : follow the steps of explorers as they searched for golden cities, luxurious animal skins, and Native American allies -- Growth and change : witness the mass migration of pioneers across Nebraska's plains. see how the Homestead Act, telegraph lines, and railroads changed Nebraskans' lives -- More modern times : depression and drought hurt the state, but Nebraskans took control and rose up strong -- People : Nebraskans are proud of their many traditions, and they celebrate their home-grown artists, writers, entertainers, and sports heroes -- Government : with its skyscraper capitol and its one-house legislature, Nebraska is a model for state governments nationwide -- Economy : from corn, beef, and spam to insurance and telemarketing, Nebraska has products and services that reach consumers around the globe -- Travel guide : stroll through a pioneer village, plant a tree, explore the badlands, and whoop it up at a wild west show.