Nebraska Hall of Fame
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Nebraska Hall of Fame is an official list of prominent Nebraskans compiled in accordance to state law. Members include:
- Grace Abbott -- social reformer and social worker.
- Hartley Burr Alexander -- anthropologist, poet, philosopher, educator, and authority on North American Indian mythology.
- Bess Streeter Aldrich -- author of the early 1900s who lived in Elmwood, Nebraska.
- Charles Edwin Bessey -- botanist and chancellor of the University of Nebraska.
- William Jennings Bryan -- U.S. Secretary of State, Congressman from Nebraska, and three-time Democratic candidate for President of the United States.
- Willa Cather -- author who grew up in Nebraska and wrote about it.
- William Frederick Cody, famous as "Buffalo Bill" -- soldier, buffalo hunter, Army scout, actor, rancher, and showman of the West.
- Edward Creighton -- telegraph pioneer and banker.
- Loren Eisley -- anthropologist, poet, and philosopher of science.
- Edward J. Flanagan -- founder of Boys Town.
- Robert W. Furnas -- newspaperman, soldier, historian, and politician.
- Nathan J. Gold -- businessman, civic leader, philanthropist, and Nebraska booster.
- Dwight Palmer Griswold -- banker, publisher, and politician.
- Gilbert M. Hitchcock -- founder of the Omaha World-Herald and politician.
- Medal of Honor recipients
- J. Sterling Morton -- founder of Arbor Day, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, legislator, and Territorial Secretary of Nebraska .
- John Gneisenau Neihardt-- poet of the West, historian, philosopher, and friend of the American Indian. Neihardt was named Nebraska Poet Laureate in 1921.
- George William Norris -- U.S. Congressman and Senator from Nebraska .
- John J. Pershing -- Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, Europe, during World War I and US Army Chief of Staff.
- Nathan Roscoe Pound -- botanist, pioneer ecologist, lawyer, and legal educator.
- Red Cloud -- Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Indian chief.
- Mari Sandoz -- author, historian, and friend of the Indian.
- Standing Bear -- Ponca Indian chief, Standing Bear v. Crook (1879) declared Indians as citizens under the US constitution and law
- Arthur Weimar Thompson -- auctioneer.
- Susette LaFlesche Tibbles -- Omaha Indian, also known as Inshata Theumba (Bright Eyes), speaker and writer for Indian rights.
- Nebraska Hall of Fame website