37th State (March 1, 1867), the midwest U.S.
State Abbreviation: NE
Nickname: Cornhusker State, Beef State, and The Tree Planter State
Origin of Name: From an Oto Indian word meaning flat water.
Motto: Equality Before the Law
American Folk Dance: Square Dance
Ballad: "A Place Like Nebraska" by Sol Kutler
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Fish: Channel Catfish
Gemstone: Blue Chalcedony
Mammal: White-tailed Deer
Rock: Prairie Agate
Soft Drink: Kool-Aid
Tree: Eastern Cottonwood
Nebraska State Historical Society
Color pages on Famous Nebraskans, Nebraska Symbols, and more.
Sites to See
Descriptions of Nebraska Wildlife
Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Flag
Legendary folklore character