Nebraska, also known as The Cornhusker State, is located in the heart of the Midwestern region of the United States. It is the primary agricultural state in the country, with its industry centered around the production of corn, livestock, and ethanol: “Golden Triangle.” The state’s largest city, Omaha, is situated by the Missouri River, while its capital is Lincoln.
For thousands of years, the region was home to many native nations, such as the Omaha, Ponca, Pawnee, and Lakota people. Spanish settlers arrived in present-day Nebraska after the French ceded Louisiana to Spain and traveled up the Missouri River. The United States established forts west of the river early in the 19th century, and many homesteaders arrived in the area as railroads pushed west. In 1867, Nebraska became the 37th state to join the Union.