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American Indian Oral History: Interview with Peter J. Peters, Interview Date: 1976 January 23, Date Digitized: 2/1/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au083

Scope and Contents

The oral history interview of Peter J. Peters about the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska during the Blackbird Bend Litigation was conducted by UNO student Richard W. Peterson on January 23, 1976. The court case was between the Omaha Indian Reservation and private landowners om Blackbird Bend, Iowa. The sides disagreed on who owned what portion of land because of the many changes in the Missouri River since the Treaty of 1854. Peters discussed the history of the case, the current status of the case, and what the events in the courtroom might look like while the case was taking place.


  • Interview Date: 1976 January 23
  • Date Digitized: 2/1/2017


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: Richard W. Peterson


Runtime: 00:31:08

Repository Details

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

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States