Hello, my name is Manuel Lisa, and this is Fort Lisa. In 1812, I helped establish this fort, which became one of the main centers of fur trading.
Hi there, my name is Joshua Pilcher, I would succeed Lisa as the president of the Missouri Fur trading company and run Fort Lisa after Manuel’s death in 1923.
Hi, I am Brigham Young and I was the leader of the Mormon people on our trip to Utah. We stopped in Omaha two years and established the Winter Quarters.
My name is Heber Kimball and I was one of the leaders of the Mormon movement. I counseled Brigham Young and was one of the 12 apostles.
Hello, I am the leader of the Omaha tribe. In 1854, I signed a treaty to give our land to the US.
The History of Omaha
My name is Franklin Pierce, and in 1854, I signed the Nebraska-Kansas Act. This recognized Nebraska as a sovereign state.
In 1812, a European farmer by the name of Manuel Lisa established Fort Lisa in 1812. The fort was the main trading center in the Midwest and traded things such as furs, cattle, land. After Lisa‘s death, Joshua Pilcher would take over as president of the fort.
I am president Abe Lincoln and I signed the Pacific Railroad Act. This led to the urbanization of cities like Omaha.
I am General Jack, the main constructor of the UPR in Nebraska. Me and my brother worked on the railroad all throughout Nebraska.
In 1846, the Winter Quarters were established as a resting place for Mormons on their travel to the West. This was the first city in the Nebraska territory and was home to over 2500 people as well as a mayor and city council.
In 1854, a treaty with the Omaha tribes was made and the Omaha land was given to the US. Shortly thereafter, the Nebraska territory became organized. Omaha started to take shape.
In 1862, the Pacific Railroad Act was passed and the Union Pacific Railroad was built. This ensured that Omaha was one of the most important transportation centers in America for decades.
All of these people collectively made a huge impact on Omaha. These events and places of living will forever have an impact on the city of Omaha. Their long lasting impacts of religion and urbanization will always be felt. All of these events and people made Omaha what it is today.