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White, Felix, Sr.



Felix White, Sr. was a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. He was bornin 1907 in Thurston, Nebraska, in lived in Winnebago and Omaha, Nebraska. "White's mother was Oneida and his father was Winnebago. He spoke both languages as well as Lakota. He was a long time Union Pacific Railroad employee. He served on the Winnebago tribal council and initiated a successful lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers for the return of traditional lands on the Iowa side of the Missouri River. He taught Winnebago language and culture at area community colleges. He was treasured as an accomplished traditional Winnebago storyteller, in their native Hoocagra language. . . . His contributions to his community were recognized in 1994 with a Nebraska Arts Council Heritage/Governor's Folk Artist Award."

Source: "Felix White, Sr." Nebraska Authors.

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American Indian Oral History: Interview with Felix White, Sr., Interview Date: 1976 March 24, Date Digitized: 1/24/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au093
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview of Felix White, Sr. was conducted by Elizabeth M. Cerra on March 24, 1976. In the interview, White shared the history, spirituality, and kin relationships that were present in the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska historically and at the time of the interview. White offered comparisons of Christianity with Native American religions and spiritual practices.

Dates: Interview Date: 1976 March 24; Date Digitized: 1/24/2017