WyoBraska Expeditions

WyoBraska Expeditions is igniting the explorer in all of us in Western Nebraska through groundbreaking storytelling from the best and brightest scientists, explorers, photographers, and filmmakers in the Great Northern Plains.

AboutExpeditions

WyoBraska Expeditions is a collaboration between western Nebraska businesses and Long Draw Publishing to bring our readers in-depth stories about history, archeology, science, the environment, and conservation in western Nebraska. Our mission is to inspire, support, and document the unique diversity of western Nebraska through storytelling, content and product offerings, pushing the boundaries of what’s known and what's possible.

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WyoBraska Expeditions, Long Draw Publishing and the Scotts Bluff County Vistors Bureau are proud to have Platte Valley Companies as a 2022-2023 Expeditions partner.

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WyoBraska Magazine is a destination travel inspiration guide but, it didn’t begin with that mission. WyoBraska Magazine began with the intent to deliver well-researched and meaningful content that wasn’t travel-related. WyoBraska Expeditions is the heart of the publication where our Photojournalists and Filmmakers engage in historical, cultural, environmental, and social topics bringing you in-depth stories about little-known or less-recognized subjects. WyoBraska Expeditions is a return to our roots inside the publication and where we excel in storytelling.

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Exclusive Stories
By © Hans Hillewaert, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Red Ochre And The Pre-Clovis Discoveries at Powars II

The first Americans were the Clovis peoples who reached North America some 13,000 years ago from northern Asia based on lithics found in North America over the past century. But, were they?
Location of Thomas Fitzpatrick (Fur trader and Indian Agent to the Sioux) camp site the signing of the 1851 Horse Creek Treaty. Morill, Nebraska. - Photograph by © Hawk Buckman - July 12, 2020

Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851 (Horse Creek Treaty) “The Great Smoke”

The Great Plains were home to many tribes for countless generations. They lived and hunted all along the prairie, and sometimes warred with neighboring tribes. In the mid-1800s, they began witnessing mass migrations of white men through their respective territories.

Signal Butte: A Western Nebraska Archeological Treasure

Visit Western Nebraska and view Signal Butte: the first archeological site to be carbon dated, and a testament to the Woodland Indians who once called western Nebraska their home.
Ninth Cavalry NCOs, 1889. Photograph taken at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, of non-commissioned officers from the United States Army's 9th Cavalry

The Buffalo Soldiers of WyoBraska

African American soldiers of the 9th and 10th cavalry regiments, garrisoned at Fort Robinson and Fort Niobrara, played a significant role in the history of WyoBraska.
The Colorado Butterfly Plant. © Julie Reeves / USFWS

The Rarest Plant in WyoBraska: The Colorado Butterfly Plant

If you’ve ever hiked through the high plains meadows or along the wandering streams of WyoBraska, you may have been lucky enough to catch sight of the Colorado Butterfly Plant (Oenothera coloradensis), a short-lived perennial herb in the evening primrose family.
Endangered swift fox in the wild

The Elusive Swift Fox

The smallest wild canine in North America, once abundant, is a little-known and vitally important member of the prairie and desert ecosystems of WyoBraska.
The location, ground, of Crazy Horse's death. Fort Robinson, Nebraska. © Hawk Buckman

Fort Robinson Massacre & The Cheyenne Breakout

Fort Robinson is a major feature of Fort Robinson State Park, which comprises more than 22,000 acres of Old West history, lodging, camping, Pine Ridge scenery, and the park’s own bison and longhorn cattle herds.
Huntley Wyoming Elementary School. © Hawk Buckman

Jewish Pioneers Of Huntley Wyoming

Huntley, Wyoming wasn’t always just an abandoned school on the side of Highway 92, a post office in a house, and a former church once inhabited by goats.
The bighorn sheep is a species of sheep native to North America. It is named for its large horns. A pair of horns might weigh up to 14 kg; the sheep typically weigh up to 143 kg. Recent genetic testing indicates three distinct subspecies of Ovis canadensis, one of which is endangered: O. c. sierrae. © Irene North

Western Nebraska’s Bighorn Sheep Herds

The ram looked up from eating his grass and met my gaze. He had been aware of me since I got out of my car in the parking lot at the Cedar Canyon Wildlife Management Area in southern Scotts Bluff County.
Japanese Hall Gering, Nebraska. © Irene North

Preserving Japanese History in Western Nebraska

When you walk into the entrance to the Japanese Hall today, you are greeted by the images of the Issei, the first generation of Japanese, who settled in the valley, and the story of their journey from Japan to the United States.
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