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Reading the Cultural Landscape of Nebraska: Historical Markers, Literature, and Living History Reenactments

  • J. Clark ArcherEmail author
  • Jill A. Archer
  • Katherine Nashleanas
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Abstract

The cultural landscape comprises all of the modifications which humans have drawn on the natural landscape. Like any complex multifaceted and multilayered text, the cultural landscape can be challenging to read and comprehend. Three categories of aids to reading the cultural landscape of the selected study area of Nebraska are surveyed: History Nebraska historical markers erected at important sites; literary, artistic, and photographic documents dealing with the Great Plains and Nebraska; and living history reenactments of pioneer travel and settlement across and within a semiarid grassland environment.

Keywords

Cultural landscape Historical markers Living history Great Plains of the United States Nebraska Semiarid grassland environment Pioneer settlement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Clark Archer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jill A. Archer
    • 2
  • Katherine Nashleanas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA
  2. 2.Lincoln Public SchoolsLincolnUSA

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