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Sioux Indian Center (Omaha, Neb.)

 Organization

Biography

The Sioux Indian Center opened in 1975 at 4851 Redman Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska. The center was staffed by volunteers and financed through donations to provide food, housing, and transportation to community members in need. Most members were Oglala Sioux. Circa 1976, the Sioux Indian Center became one of six Sioux organizations to organize into Sioux Nations United of Nebraska. By 1978, the Sioux Indian Center had a presence at 6207 Ames Avenue, although the 4851 Redman Avenue address continued to be used until 1979. The Sioux Indian Center is not mentioned in the Omaha World-Herald after 1979. The current status of the center is unknown.

Sources:

"Mass Opens Sioux Center." Omaha World-Herald. October 4, 1975, page 30.

"Sioux Agencies Organies to Help." Omaha World-Herald. July 11, 1976, page 23.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

American Indian Oral History: Interview with Sioux Indian Center Board Members, Interview Date: 1977 April 28, Date Digitized: 1/27/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au100
Scope and Contents The oral history interview board members of the Sioux Indian Center in Omaha was conducted by UNO student Linda Rudloff on April 28, 1977. Participaing board members were Jim Hogner, head spokesman, Pat Faircloth, board member, Jim Faircloth, board member, Ike Clunen (spelling?), board member, and Buddy Young, board member. Hogner began the recording sharing information about the Sioux Indian Center and its operations. The group discussed the rights and living conditions of Native Americans...
Dates: Interview Date: 1977 April 28; Date Digitized: 1/27/2017

American Indian Oral History: Interview with the Sioux Indian Board of Directors, Interview Date: 1975 November 10, Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au097
Scope and Contents The recording of the Sioux Indian Board of Directors at the Omaha Sioux Indian Center in Omaha, Nebraska was conducted by UNO student Emmett Hoctor on November 10, 1975. The first speaker was identified as Alex Lunderman, Sioux. Other identified speakers include Charles Scutter, Louie Mooncamp, Steven Greenberg. The male and female board members spoke about the Wounded Knee Trials and their plans to support their fellow American Indians in the trials for the first part of the recording...
Dates: Interview Date: 1975 November 10; Date Digitized: 1/25/2017