Skip to main content

Collection Omaha Indian Music

Related Resources

Related Essays Published in Folklife Center News, 1981-1985

Brady, Erika. "Bringing the Voices Home: The Omaha Pow-Wow Revisited."
Folklife Center News 8:4 (October-December 1985): 7-10.

Jabbour, Alan. "Director's Column." Folklife Center News 6:2 (April-June 1983): 2-3 (PDF, 14.8MB).

"The 153rd Annual "Original" Omaha Tribal Pow-Wow Reproduced" from Folklife Center News 6:4 (October-December 1983): 7-11 (PDF, 13MB).

Walcott, Ronald. "Francis La Flesche: American Indian Scholar."
Folklife Center News 4:1 (January 1981): 1, 10-11.

Selected Bibliography

Reproduced from Robin Ridington and Dennis Hastings, Blessing for a Long Time: The Sacred Pole of the Omaha Tribe. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.

Alexander, Hartley B.

  • 1933
    Francis La Flesche [obituary]. American Anthropologist n.s. 35:328-31.

Bailey, Garrick A., ed.

  • 1995
    The Osage and the Invisible World: From the Work of Francis La Flesche. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Barnes, R. H.

  • 1984
    Two Crows Denies It: A History of Controversy in Omaha Sociology. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Barreis, David A.

  • 1963
    Foreword to The Middle Five. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Conrad, Lawrence A.

  • 1989
    The Southeastern Ceremonial Complex on the Northern Middle Mississippian Frontier: Late Prehistoric Politico-religious Systems in the Central Illinois Valley. In The Southeastern Ceremonial Complex: Artifacts and Analysis, ed. by Patricia Galloway. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Dippie, Brian W.

  • 1982
    The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Poliby. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.

Dorsey, James Owen

  • 1884
    Omaha Sociology. BAE Third Annual Report. Washington DC: Government Printing Office.
  • 1890
    The Cegiha Language. Contributions to North American Ethnology, vol. 6. Washington DC: U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region.
  • 1894
    A Study of the Siouan Cults. BAE Eleventh Annual Report. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution.

Fletcher, Alice Cunningham

  • n.d.
    Life History of Joseph La Flesche. Washington DC: National Anthropological Archives 4558, Box 20, item 69, no. 1.
  • n.d.
    The Omaha Tribe With Special Reference to the Position, Work, and Influence of Women. Washington DC: National Anthropological Archives 4558, Box 19, item 65, no. 3
  • 1885
    Lands in Severalty to Indians: Illustrated by Experiences with the Omaha Tribe. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 33:654-55.
  • 1888
    Glimpses of Child-life among the Omaha Tribe of Indians. Journal of American Folk-Lore 2:115-23.
  • 1888
    The Legends of the Sacred Pole. Washington DC: National Anthropological Archives 4558, Box 19, item 67, no. 9.
  • 1892
    Hae-Thu-Ska Society of the Omaha Tribe. Journal of American Folk-Lore 5:135 44.
  • 1893
    A Study of Omaha Indian Music. Archaeological and Ethnological Papers of the Peabody Museum 1 (5). Reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
  • 1894
    Love Songs among the Omaha Indians. Memoirs of the International Congress of Anthropology, ed. by Staniland Wake, 153-57. Chicago: The Schulte Publishing Company.
  • n.d.
    Glimpses of Omaha Life [lecture notes]. Washington DC: National Anthropological Archives 4558, Box 19, item 65, no. 2.
  • n.d.
    The Omaha Tribe with Special References to the Position, Work, and Influence of Indian Women [lecture notes]. Washington DC: National Anthropological Archives 4558, Box 19, item 65, no. 3.

Fletcher, Alice C., and Francis La Flesche

  • 1911
    The Omaha Tribe. Washington DC: BAE Twenty-seventh Annual Report. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution. Reprint (2 vols.), Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 992.
  • n.d.
    Fletcher-La Flesche Papers. Washington DC: National Anthropological Archives 4558, Box 20, item 69, no. 1.

Fortune, Reo F.

  • 1932
    Omaha Secret Societies. New York: Columbia University Press.

Garrett, Philip C.

  • 1886
    Indian Citizenship. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Lake Mohonk Conference, 8-11. In Prucha 1973, 57-65.

Gates, Merrill E.

  • 1885
    Land and Law as Agents in Educating Indians. Seventeenth Annual Report of the Board of Indian Commissioners, 17-19, 26-35. In Prucha 1973, 45-56.

Green, Norma Kidd

  • 1969
    Iron Eye's Family: The Children of Joseph La Flesche. Lincoln: Johnson Publishing Co.

Howard, James H., in collaboration with Peter Le Claire, tribal historian and other members of the tribe

  • 1965
    The Ponca Tribe. Washington DC: Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 195.

James, Edwin

  • 1823
    Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, performed in the years 1819 and '20 . . . under the command of Major Stephen H. Long. In Early Western Travels, vols. 14-17, ed. by Reuben G. Thwaites. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, Co., 1905. (Reprinted 1966, University Microfilms, Inc., Ann Arbor.)

La Flesche, Francis

  • 1895
    Notes taken in a talk with Wa-ke-de. Washington DC: National Anthropological Archives.
  • 1963
    The Middle Five: Indian Schoolboys of the Omaha Tribe. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press.

Lee, Dorothy Sara, and Maria La Vigna

  • 1985
    Omaha Indian Music: Historical Recordings from the Fletcher/La Flesche Collection. Washington DC: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Liberty, Margot

  • 1976
    Native American "Informants": The Contribution of Francis La Flesche. In American Anthropology: The Early Years, ed. by John V. Murra. St. Paul MN: West Publishing, 99-110.
  • 1978
    Francis La Flesche, Omaha, 1857-1932. In American Indian Intellectuals, ed. by Margot Liberty. St. Paul MN: West Publishing, 45-60.

Lurie, Nancy Oestreich

  • 1966
    Women in the Early American Anthropology. In Pioneers of American Anthropology: The Uses of Biography, ed. by June Helm. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 29-82.

Mark, Joan

  • 1980
    Four Anthropologists: An American Science in its Early Years. New York: Science History Publications.
  • 1982
    Francis La Flesche: The American Indian as Anthropologist. Isis 73 (269): 497 510.
  • 1988
    A Stranger in Her Native Land: Alice Fletcher and the American Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Mead, Margaret

  • 1932
    The Changing Culture of an Indian Tribe. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • 1965
    Consequences of Racial Guilt. Introduction to 2d ed. of The Changing Culture of an Indian Tribe.

Merrill, William L., Edmund J. Ladd, and T.J. Ferguson

  • 1993
    The Return of the Ahayu:da: Lessons for Repatriation from Zuni Pueblo and the Smithsonian Institution. Current Anthropology 34 (5): 523-67.

Morgan, Thomas J.

  • 1892
    Indian Courts. U.S. House. 52nd Congress, 2nd sess. H. Doc. 3088, 28-32. In Prucha 1973, 300-5.

Moulton, Gary E., ed.

  • 1986 --
    The Journals of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, vol. 10 to date. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Myers, Thomas P.

  • 1992
    Birth and Rebirth of the Omaha. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Museum.

Nasatir, A. P., ed.

  • 1952
    Before Lewis and Clark: Documents Illustrating the History of the Missouri 1785 1804, vols. 1 and 2, Reprint (vol. 2), St. Louis: St. Louis Historical Documents Foundation. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1990.

National Museum of the American Indian

  • n.d.
    Papers Relating to the Sacred White Buffalo Hide of the Omaha Tribe. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution.

Olson, Paul A., ed.

  • 1979
    The Book of the Omaha: Literature of the Omaha People. Lincoln: Nebraska Curriculum Development Center.

O'Shea, John M. and John Ludwickson

  • 1992
    Archaeology and Ethnohistory of the Omaha Indians: The Big Village Site. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Pairns, James W., and Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr., eds.

  • 1995
    Ke-ma-ha: The Omaha Stories of Francis La Flesche. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Peabody Museum Papers

  • n.d.
    Letters between Alice C. Fletcher, Francis La Flesche, and F. W. Putnam. Cambridge MA: Peabody Museum, Harvard University.

Pratt, Richard Henry

  • 1964
    Battlefield and Classroom: Four Decades with the American Indian, 1876-1904. Robert M. Utley, ed. New Haven CT: Yale University Press.

Prucha, F. P.

  • 1973
    Americanizing the American Indians: Writings of the "Friends of the Indian" 1880 1900. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.
  • 1976
    American Indian Policy in Crisis: Christian Reformers and the Indian, 1865-1900. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
  • 1984
    The Great Father: The United States Government and the American Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Ramsey, Jarold

  • 1994
    Francis La Flesche's "The Song of the Flying Crow" and the Limits of Ethnography. In American Indian Persistence and Resurgence, ed. by Karl Kroeber. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 181-96.

Reinhard, Karl J.

  • 1994
    Untitled report on Omaha skeletal remains. Department of Anthropology, University of Nebraska--Lincoln.

Ridington, Robin

  • n.d.
    Mottled As by Shadows: A Sacred Symbol of the Omaha Tribe. Unpublished paper.
  • 1987
    Omaha Survival: A Vanishing Indian Tribe That Would Not Vanish. American Indian Quarterly II (I): 37-51.
  • 1988
    Images of Cosmic Union: Omaha Ceremonies of Renewal. History of Religions 28 (2): 135-50.
  • 1992
    A Tree that Stands Burning: Reclaiming A Point of View as From the Center. In Anthropology and Literature, ed. by Paul Benson. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 48-72.
  • 1992
    A Sacred Object as Text: Reclaiming the Sacred Pole of the Omaha Tribe. American Indian Quarterly 17 (1): 83-99.
  • 1997
    All the Old Spirits Have Come Back to Greet Him: Realizing the Sacred Pole of the Omaha Tribe. In Present is Past: Some Uses of Tradition in Native American Societies, ed. by Marie Mauze. Lanham MD: University Press of America.

Robinson, Victor V.

  • 1982
    The Hu'thuga. Macy, Nebraska: privately published cy Victor V. Robinson.

Tate, Michael L.

  • 1991
    The Upstream People: An Annotated Research Bibliography of the Omaha Tribe. Metuchen NJ: The Scarecrow Press.

Tibbles, Thomas Henry

  • 1957
    Buckskin and Blanket Days. Garden City NJ: Doubleday.

Tyler, S. Lyman

  • 1973
    A History of Indian Policy. Washington DC: United States Department of the Interior.

Welsch, Roger L.

  • 1981
    Omaha Tribal Myths and Trickster Tales. Chicago: Sage Books.

Wilson, Dorothy C.

  • 1974
    Bright Eyes: The Story of Susette La Flesche, an Omaha Indian. New York: McGraw Hill.
 Back to top