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American Indian Oral History: Interview with Alex Lunderman, Interview Date: 1975 November 10, Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au052

Scope and Contents

The oral history interview of Alex Lunderman was conducted by UNO student Emmett Hoctor on November 10, 1975. Lunderman was Brule Sioux and grew up on the Rosebud Reservation in south-central South Dakota. Lunderman was the director of the Sioux Indian Center in Omaha, Nebraska, at the time of the interview. In his interview, Lunderman shared Native American legends including the Seven Campfires, the Wolf Girl, the War Bonnet, the Peace Pipe, the Sacred Black Hills, the Falling Stars, the Bear Butte, Iktomi, the Crawling Ghost, and the Sundance. Lunderman also talked about his views on the U.S. government, Wounded Knee, and the importance of traditional ceremonies as a Native American. He explained the origin of the Native American names recognized at the time of the interview. At the time, Lunderman was very interested in setting up a bilingual school which would be open to people of all races.


  • Creation: Interview Date: 1975 November 10
  • Creation: Date Digitized: 1/25/2017


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1 Cassettes

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Materials Specific Details


Materials Specific Details

Original format: cassette tape; Digital format: mp3


Interviewer: Emmett Hoctor


Runtime: 00:59:48

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

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