Grant is a city in Perkins County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,225 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Perkins County. Grant was the site of the False Pawnee War, an 1888 episode in which settlers from Perkins County dressed as Pawnees attacked a local garrison in order to incite the soldiers to attack the real Pawnee. The 21 settlers, however, were massacred by fire from the newly invented Gatling gun.