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Historian to discuss fallout from Little Big Horn battle

Historian Paul L. Hedren will examine the U.S. response to the Battle of the Little Big Horn during a 2 p.m. Sunday program at Homestead National Monument of America.

The free program will be at the monument’s Education Center. Afterward, Hedren will sign copies of his book “After Custer: Loss and Transformation in Sioux Country.”

In his talk, Hedren will examine the war’s effects on the culture of Native Americans, the environment and geography of the northern Great Plains, and the Anglo-American invaders.

Homestead National Monument of America is four miles west of Beatrice, Neb.

Survivors of Suicide event aims to help the bereaved

The local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host the Survivors of Suicide Day conference. The Saturday event is aimed at those who are bereaved after a suicide death.

The free program will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 7117 Jones Circle. Attendees are invited to share in a day of healing and support.

The program also will be available online at and archived for two years.

To learn more about International Survivors of Suicide Day, visit the website or email

‘Sounds of Christmas’ with von Trapp granddaughter

Omaha Performing Arts will present “The Sounds of Christmas” starring Elisabeth von Trapp with the Carolian Brass at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Holland Performing Arts Center.

Tickets start at $20 and are available at, 402-345-0606, and at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St.

Von Trapp is the granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired “The Sound of Music.”

Compiled by Sue Story Truax

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