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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.

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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. -- Correspondence

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

Indian women -- Nebraska -- Correspondence

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

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