Blackbird Hill

Blackbird Hill
Painting by Karl Bodmer
Location Off U.S. Route 75 southeast of Macy,[1] Anderson Township, Thurston County, Nebraska
Coordinates 42°04′48″N 96°17′55″W / 42.08°N 96.2986°W / 42.08; -96.2986Coordinates: 42°04′48″N 96°17′55″W / 42.08°N 96.2986°W / 42.08; -96.2986
Area 47 acres (19 ha)
NRHP reference # 79001456[2]
Added to NRHP May 2, 1979

Blackbird Hill, about three miles south of Macy, Nebraska,[3] also known as Big Elk Hill, is a historic site which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[2]

It was a traditional burial site of Omaha chiefs, including Blackbird[4] The site was visited by Lewis and Clark in 1804. It includes petroglyphs. It is on private land and is not open to the public.[3]

It was painted by George Catlin and by Karl Bodmer.[3]


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