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Susette La Flesche, Letter

Title: Susette La Flesche, Letter

Creator: La Flesche, Susette, 1854-1903

Dates: 1876, Jan. 9

Quantity: 1 item

Collection Number: MS 0313

Language: English

Restrictions: none

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Preferred Citation: Susette La Flesche, Letter (MS 0313). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Formats: None

Biography:

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.

Subjects:

La Flesche, Susette, 1854-1903. -- Correspondence

Omaha Indians -- History -- 19th century -- Sources

Indian women -- Nebraska -- Correspondence

Container List: Folder 1. Letter, 1876, Jan. 9



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