As a Nebraskan, I had to choose the project provided that analyzed the required postings of homesteaders in the state
In this project, the network is made up of homesteaders and their witnesses(nodes) and their socio-legal relationship built off of the practice of witnessing(edges). Communities were made through use of modularity, which UNL says is a “community detection algorithm” created on Gephi. The size of nodes is representative of the in-degree of each person. The community aspect showed that each township developed approximately 8-9 distinct yet intersecting communities.
Through georeferencing witness networks using historic survey maps and the legal descriptions of the homestead claims, the group found that communities usually developed based on proximity and that central-Europeans exclusively witnessed for each other rather than integrating with the non-immigrant community already present.
Interactive maps of Custer and Dawes County are included on the site, but I was unable to open them.