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American Indian Oral History: Interview with William J. Riedman, Interview Date: 1977 April 29, Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au054

Scope and Contents

The oral history interview with William J. Riedman was conducted by UNO student Mary Lyons on April 29, 1977. Riedman was the lawyer for Victor Robinson and he discussed the lawsuit against the Omaha Tribal Council. The lawsuit centered around the election of 1974. Reidman discussed the issues of the case, tribal election rules, the federal government and the Bureau of Indian Affairs involvement in the case, and how the case ended. He also mentioned the link between the Indian Civil Rights Bill and Native Americans' ability to file lawsuits.


  • Creation: Interview Date: 1977 April 29
  • 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: Mary Lyons


Runtime: 00:55:47

Repository Details

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

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