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American Indian Oral History: Interview with Wallace McClellan, Interview Date: 1976 March 19, Date Digitized: 1/27/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au058

Scope and Contents

The oral history interview of Wallace McClellan was conducted by UNO student Sandra Baxter on March 19, 1976. McClellan was a full-blooded member of the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma. His great-great-great grandfather was Black Hawk, war chief of the Sauk tribe who lead a band of warriors during the Black Hawk War of 1832. In his interview, McClellan shared his stories about being a baseball player and playing the trumpet. He also discussed his brother's exploits as an entertainer for a Wild West show. McClellan shared his thoughts about the requirements set by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), especially detailing the issue that all decisions for the tribe had to be approved by the BIA.


  • Interview Date: 1976 March 19
  • Date Digitized: 1/27/2017


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Users are required to listen the streaming audio available online. Due to their fragile nature, the original audiocassettes may not be played in Archives & Special Collections.


1 Cassettes

Materials Specific Details


Materials Specific Details

Original format: cassette tape; Digital format: mp3


Interviewer: Sandra Baxter


Runtime: 01:32:26

Repository Details

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

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Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States