Nebraska in 1718, Guillaume de L'Isle map, with the approximate area of the future state highlighted
Homesteaders in central Nebraska in 1888
A map of Nebraska
Nebraska National Forest
Köppen climate types of Nebraska, using 1991-2020 climate normals.
Winter at Scotts Bluff National Monument
Nebraska grain bins and elevator
A cropduster in agrarian Nebraska, far west of Omaha
Treemap of the popular vote by county, 2016 presidential election
The Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln
Football game at the University of Nebraska on September6, 2008

State in the Midwestern region of the United States.

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Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, 1868
Nebraska State Capitol
Kennard and Gillespie houses, 1872
Government Square: U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (1879–1906), City Hall (1906–1969).
Detroit-Lincoln-Denver (D-L-D) Highway monument
Arrow Sport, Lincoln Airport.
Skyline, 2021
East Lincoln from International Space Station, 2007)
South Lincoln from top of Nebraska State Capitol, 2012
Fort Western store
Downtown Lincoln, 14th and O Streets
Memorial Stadium
County-City Building
Lincoln Public Schools district office
Headquarters of Nebraska Public Media
Radio station studio KLIN-AM
Lincoln Airport passenger terminal

Lincoln is the capital city of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County.

Omaha, Nebraska

Logan Fontenelle, an interpreter for the Omaha Tribe when it ceded the land that became the city of Omaha to the U.S. government
Nebraska Territory, $1 City of Omaha 1857 uniface banknote. The note is signed by Jesse Lowe, in his function as first Mayor of Omaha City. It was issued as scrip in 1857 to help fund the erection of the Territorial capitol building.
The Hotel Fontenelle, formerly in downtown Omaha.
Kiewit Tower, the location of Berkshire Hathaway's corporate offices
One First National Center has been the tallest building in Omaha since 2002.
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
Downtown - lime, Midtown - blue-gray, North - red, South - pink, West - lavender
View from above West Omaha
The Joslyn Castle is home to a nonprofit environmental organization.
The Saint Cecilia Cathedral against an Omaha summer sunset.
Map of racial distribution in Omaha, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
View of 24th and Lake Streets in North Omaha, site of many notable events in Omaha's African Americans community
The Old Market in Downtown Omaha is one of the city's premier destinations.
Office buildings in downtown Omaha
Joslyn Art Museum
Desert Dome at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
CHI Health Center
TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
The City Building in Downtown Omaha
The historic Omaha Star building along North 24th Street, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
First National Bank Tower in Downtown Omaha is the tallest building in the state.
Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge toll booth in 1938
Interstate 480 leaving Omaha
Omaha's Eppley Airfield in East Omaha

Omaha is the largest city in the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County.


State in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States.

Ruins of Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park. Photo by Gustaf Nordenskiöld, 1891
Great Kiva at Chimney Rock in the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado. It is said to have been built by the Ancient Pueblo peoples.
The Spanish discovering the Colorado River, namesake of the state, in 1540, by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau. García López de Cárdenas can be seen overlooking the Grand Canyon.
Map of the Mexican Cession, with the white representing the territory the United States received from Mexico (plus land ceded to the Republic of Texas) after the Mexican–American War. Well over half of Colorado was received during this treaty.
The Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores
The territories of New Mexico, Utah, Kansas, and Nebraska before the creation of the Territory of Colorado
Mount of the Holy Cross, photographed by William Henry Jackson in 1874
The Georgetown Loop of the Colorado Central Railroad as photographed by William Henry Jackson in 1899
Three 10th Mountain Division skitroopers above Camp Hale in February 1944.
The arid high plains in Southeastern Colorado
Front Range Peaks west of Denver
Tenmile Range and Dillon Reservoir near Breckenridge
Grays Peak at 4352 m is the highest point on the Continental Divide in North America
The high desert lands that make up the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado
Maroon Bells, at 14163 ft, is part of White River National Forest and a tourist destination
The Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction is made up of high desert canyons and sandstone rock formations
Köppen climate types of Colorado, using 1991-2020 climate normals.
Breckenridge naturalist Edwin Carter with a mounted gray wolf killed in the Colorado Rockies, ca. 1890–1900.
An enlargeable map of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado
An enlargeable map of the 17 core-based statistical areas of Colorado
Colorado population density map
Denver Energy Center lies in the Denver financial district along 17th Street, known as the Wall Street of the West
Corn growing in Larimer County
An oil well in western Colorado
History Colorado Center in Denver
Street art in Denver
The Colorado Rockies baseball club at Coors Field
Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, home field of the Denver Broncos and the Denver Outlaws
Ball Arena, home of the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche, and the Colorado Mammoth
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home of the Colorado Rapids
A Colorado state welcome sign
The main terminal of Denver International Airport evokes the peaks of the Front Range.
The westbound and eastbound California Zephyrs meet in the Glenwood Canyon.
Colorado Christian University
Colorado College
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Regis University
The United States Air Force Academy
The University of Colorado Boulder
The University of Denver
Fort Carson
Peterson Space Force Base
United States Air Force Academy
The Southern Ute Tribal Administration Building
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Office Complex
Lowry Pueblo in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Spruce Tree House in Mesa Verde National Park

Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south, and Utah to the west, as well as touching Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners.

South Dakota

U.S. state in the North Central region of the United States.

Deadwood, like many other Black Hills towns, was founded after the discovery of gold.
A harvest in South Dakota, 1898
A South Dakota farm during the Dust Bowl, 1936. Normal tilling practices turn South Dakota's fragile soil into a fine, loose powder that blows away, and sometimes covered vehicles, equipment, and buildings with dust during the Dust Bowl.
Terrain and primary geographic features of South Dakota
Badlands National Park
The Black Hills, a low mountain range, is located in Southwestern South Dakota.
Much of western South Dakota is covered by buttes.
Köppen climate types in South Dakota
Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills
South Dakota population density map
Indian reservations in South Dakota
East Side Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls
A B-1B Lancer lifts off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, one of South Dakota's largest employers
Ethanol plant in Turner County
Beaver Creek Bridge in Wind Cave National Park
The South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre
Congressional delegation in 2015: (from left) Senator Mike Rounds, Senator John Thune, and Representative Kristi Noem.
Nicholas Black Elk with his family, circa 1910
Sioux Falls, with a population of around 180,000, is the largest city in South Dakota.
The Coughlin Campanile, a landmark on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings
A tunnel along the George S. Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills

South Dakota is bordered by the states of North Dakota (to the north), Minnesota (to the east), Iowa (to the southeast), Nebraska (to the south), Wyoming (to the west), and Montana (to the northwest).

Nebraska Legislature

Palace of Westminster in February 2007

The Nebraska Legislature (also called the Unicameral) is the legislature of the U.S. state of Nebraska.


The Ponca (Páⁿka iyé: Páⁿka or Ppáⁿkka pronounced ) are a Midwestern Native American tribe of the Dhegihan branch of the Siouan language group.

Thomas Cry (Moni Chaki), Ponca, Nebraska, 1898
Route of the Ponca Indians and other Dhegiha Siouan peoples (Quapaw, Osage, Kansa (Kaw) and Omaha) from the South to Nebraska according to oral traditions

At first European contact, the Ponca lived around the mouth of the Niobrara River in northern Nebraska.


The Otoe (Chiwere: Jiwére) are a Native American people of the Midwestern United States.

Historical tribal territory of the Otoe in green; present-day reservations in orange.
Otoe delegation, 1881. Photographer John K. Hillers
Otoe-Missouria Tribe Seal

Historically, the Otoe tribe lived as a semi-nomadic people on the Central Plains along the bank of the Missouri River in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.

Platte River

Platte River watershed with tributaries
Platte River near Ft. Kearny State Historical Site in Central Nebraska
Platte River valley west of Omaha, Nebraska
Encampment Along The Platte by Worthington Whittredge
Western trails in Nebraska. The Mormon Trail is in blue; the Oregon and California trails and the Pony Express route are in red; an alternate Oregon/California route in dashed red; lesser-used trails in orange. The Platte River is between the Mormon and Oregon/California trails. Fort Kearny is the black dot.
Every year hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes congregate on the Platte River during their spring migration, forming large flocks that use the sandbars of the Platte River as a nighttime refuge before dispersing to local fields to feed during the day.
A great blue heron and immature bald eagle on the Platte River in Nebraska

The Platte River is a major river in the State of Nebraska.


Type of legislature, which consists of one house or assembly, that legislates and votes as one.

Provincial legislatures in Argentina

These include the state of Nebraska and territories of Guam and the Virgin Islands in the United States, the Chinese special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao, the Australian state of Queensland as well as the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory, a majority of the provinces of Argentina, all of the provinces and territories in Canada, all of the German states, all of the regions of Italy, all of the Spanish autonomous communities, both the autonomous regions of Portugal, most of the states and union territories of India and all of the states of Brazil.


Prairies are ecosystems considered part of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome by ecologists, based on similar temperate climates, moderate rainfall, and a composition of grasses, herbs, and shrubs, rather than trees, as the dominant vegetation type.

Tallgrass prairie flora (Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie)
Prairie grasses
Wheatfield intersection in the Southern Saskatchewan prairies, Canada.
Prairie Homestead, Milepost 213 on I-29, South Dakota (May 2010).
Sawgrass prairie in Everglades
Expansive fertile soil are good habitats for Prairie dogs.
View of sand dunes and vegetation at Fossil Lake, with the Christmas Valley Sand Dunes Feb. 21, 2017.

In the U.S., the area is constituted by most or all of the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma, and sizable parts of the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and western and southern Minnesota.