Founded in 1885, Dawes County is one of 93 counties in Nebraska. Once the home of Oglala and Brule Sioux tribes, the area was also popular among trappers and fur traders in the 1800s. As the early pioneers and cattlemen moved westward, Dawes County was quickly settled. Soon, homesteads, towns and railroads dotted the Nebraska prairie, ushering in a new era of farming and agriculture.
Today, Dawes County is popular tourist destination. With numerous historical buildings and sites, in addition to cultural activities, shopping, and dining in the local towns, there's plenty of things to see and do while vacationing in the area.