Susette La Flesche, Letter
Title: Susette La Flesche,
Creator: La Flesche, Susette, 1854-1903
Dates: 1876, Jan. 9
Quantity: 1 item
Collection Number: MS 0313
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Susette La Flesche (Inshta Theumba "Bright Eyes"), was born in 1854 in Nebraska, the
daughter of Joseph La Flesche and Mary Gale. She was a member of the Omaha Tribe.
She attended a finishing school in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after attending missionary
school on the Omaha Reservation. She and her husband, Thomas Tibbles, a reporter,
worked to support Indian people and assisted in the passage of the
Dawes Act in 1887. She died on the Omaha reservation in 1903.
Scope and Contents
A seven page letter written to Anne E. Howe of Elizabeth, New Jersey. The letter
references a school centennial and memories of Susette Le Flesche's school friends.
She writes about her brother being on a buffalo hunt, the ages of her sisters and
where they are living. She mentions the Winnebago Tribe, experiences of children,
the missionary school, and chapel on Sundays.
La Flesche, Susette, 1854-1903. --
Omaha Indians -- History -- 19th century --
Indian women -- Nebraska --
Folder 1. Letter, 1876, Jan. 9