American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection

Title

American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection

Description

The American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection contains oral history interviews of Native Americans in Omaha, Nebraska as well as interviews collected as part of a program called the Oral History Collection of the Omaha Folklore Project. The interviews cover the cultures and personal histories of interviewees in the U.S. as well as leaving Europe in the first half of the 20th Century. Topics of discussion include life in Omaha, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and day-to-day life. Those interviewed were of Native American, Polish, German, Swedish, and other ethnic or national descents.

The following information about the Oral History Collection of the Omaha Folklore Project was provided by UNO History professor Michael Tate:

This collection of several dozen taped interviews was assembled during the mid-1970s by mostly undergraduate UNO students under the direction of Dr. Michael Tate of the History Department. These tapes have not been transcribed, but each tape has a file folder containing an outline of the main points of the interview. These contain unique and detailed information about Omaha, Nebraska and rural towns from WWI through WWII." Prof. Tate provided the following information about the American Indian Oral History Taped Interviews portion of the collection: "This collection of several dozen taped interviews was assembled during the mid-1970s. Virtually all were conducted by UNO graduate students under the direction of Dr. Michael Tate of the UNO History Department. Most of the interview were with Native Americans who talked about education, health care, reservation life, urban life and a host of other relevant topics. These were mostly interviews with Lakota (Sioux), Omaha, and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) tribal people, but also include other tribal representations. A few of the interviews have been fully transcribed but the majority contain detailed outlines of what is contained in each separate interview. Many of the interviews deal with the militant activities of the American Indian Movement during that era. Several also were conducted with judges and law enforcement officers who dealt with the controversial trials following AIM's occupation of Wounded Knee.

Creator

Tate, Michael L.

Publisher

University of Nebraska at Omaha Libraries

Date

circa 1970-1980

Relation

American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection. Finding aid available at: https://archives.nebraska.edu/repositories/4/resources/349

Collection Items

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Staff Sergeant Myan
Click here to access the interview, Interview with Staff Sergeant MyanAn oral history interview with Staff Sergeant Myan. This interview was conducted by Dave Conley on an unknown date in the 1970s. Myan served in the Vietnam War and this interview…

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Leo (Koja?)
Click here to access the interview, Interview with Leo (Koja?)An oral history interview with Helicopter Crew Chief Leo (Koja?). This interview was conducted by Carol Rolfson on an unknown date in the 1970s. Leo (Koja ?) shared information about his…

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Connie Peterson
Click here to access the interview, Interview with Connie PetersonThis recording was identified on the original audio cassette tape as "Connie Peterson, MSN- Creighton University School of Nursing 1980 January 07." The audio is mostly intelligible.…

American Indian Oral History: Interview with the Sioux Indian Board of Directors
Click here to access the interview, Interview with the Sioux Indian Board of Directors The recording of the Sioux Indian Board of Directors at the Omaha Sioux Indian Center in Omaha, Nebraska was conducted by UNO student Emmett Hector on November 10,…

American Indian Oral History: Interview with James Wilson
Click here to access the interview, Interview with James WilsonThe oral history interview with James Wilson concerning the trials after the occupation of Wounded Knee was conducted on October 25, 1975 by UNO student Richard W. Peterson. Wilson was a…

American Indian Oral History: Interview with Andrea Olivo
Click here to access the interview, Interview with Andrea OlivoThe oral history interview with Andrea Olivo concerning her life growing up as an Omaha Indian living in the city of Omaha, Nebraska was conducted by UNO student Garnie O. Peterson on…

American Indian Oral History: Interview with Father Edward Witczak
Click here to access the interview, Interview with Father Edward WitczakThe oral history interview with Edward Witczak about his position as a Catholic priest on the Menominee Indian Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin was conducted by UNO student…

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Margery Rosenthal
Click here to access the interview, Interview with Margery Rosenthal The oral history interview with Margery Rosenthal was conducted by her son and UNO student Thomas Rosenthal on May 5, 1977. Rosenthal predominantly discussed conditions while living…

American Indian Oral History: Interview with Ralph Preston
Click here to access the interview, Interview with Ralph Preston The oral history interview with Ralph Preston was conducted by UNO student Sandra Baxter on November 2, 1975. Preson was a member of the Omaha tribe. Preston talked about his background…

American Indian Oral History: Interview with Amy Ruth Primeau Richardson
Click here to access the interview, Interview with Amy Ruth Primeau Richardson The oral history interview with Amy Ruth Primeau Richardson concerning her experiences as a Native American woman during the Great Depression was conducted by UNO student…
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