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Land Allotment Tax Records and Learning Contracts of the Omaha, Winnebago, and Santee Sioux Tribes of Nebraska

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0016

Scope and Contents

The Land Allotment Tax Records and Learning Contracts of the Omaha, Winnebago, and Santee Sioux Tribes of Nebraska contain copies of records from the National Archives and Records Administration and research notes from the donor or their associates. The collections includes: allotment records with handwritten index cards containing further information; handwritten allotment cards; a mix of handwritten, typescript, and photocopied reports, lease agreements, land sale records, tax records, memos, and correspondence, some with handwritten annotations or accompanied by handwritten notes on separate sheets. The bulk of the records relate to the Winnebago, although the Omaha, Santee Sioux, and other tribes are also represented. The collection includes materials from at least 1872 until 1982.

Several different handwritings appear in the collection, and it is not known or confirmed who compiled and annotated these records other than the donor. One letter in the collection is addressed to "Mr. Salzle" from "R. Fries."


  • 1872-1982


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at


2.4 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

.66 Cubic Feet

1.32 Cubic Feet


The Land Allotment Tax Records are organized into three series: Series 1: Winnebago Tribe; Series 2: Other Reservations; Series 3: General Information.

Custodial History

Michael Tate donated the collection to the Criss Library in 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Michael Tate, Professor of History and Native American Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Existence and Location of Originals

Consult the records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Archives and Records Administration (

Related Materials

Parent collection: UNO Native American Studies Program Records

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014.

Land Allotment Tax Records and Learning Contracts of the Omaha, Winnebago, and Santee Sioux Tribes of Nebraska
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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