Nebraska
Nebraska
The Cornhusker State
Nebraska

"Equality before the law"

Nebraska

Nebraska

State Birthday
March 1, 1867

Representatives from five different Nebraska organisations honouring Celtic culture and heritage came together to design this tartan for all Nebraskans, regardless of lineage, that captures the Spirit of Nebraska in both the land and her people: Scottish Society of Nebraska; Omaha Irish Cultural Center; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Metro Area Kilted Throwers and KZUM's Thunder on the Plains. The colours are intended to represent the State of Nebraska: blues, greens, and yellows represent the rivers, lakes, prairies, and farmland; black gives a nod to the railroads, bringing transportation and employment to the many immigrants during the Homestead Act, including those of Irish and Scottish background; scarlet represents the blood shed of those gone before us and the state’s motto, which is represented in the white stripe, “Equality before the Law.” The tartan was recognised as part of Governor Proclamation in April 2022.