Susette La Flesche, Letter
Scope and Contents
The Susette La Flesche letter is seven pages in length, written on two leaves of paper. La Flesche writes to Annie E. Howe in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Her letter references a school centennial and memories of her school friends. She writes about her brother being on a buffalo hunt and the ages of her sisters and where they are living. She mentions the Winnebago Tribe, experiences of children and the missionary school, and chapel on Sundays. The letter may have been written in 1877 as the postmark date on the envelope reads 1877, Jan. 16.
- 1877, Jan.
- La Flesche, Susette, 1854-1903 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Susette La Flesche, later Susette LaFlesche Tibbles and also called Inshata Theumba, meaning "Bright Eyes" (1854–1903), is a Native American writer, lecturer, interpreter, and artist of the Omaha Tribe in Nebraska. La Flesche was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1983 and the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1994.
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- Omaha Tribe of Nebraska Subject Source: Local sources
- Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
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- Finding aid prepared by Sarah Glover, 2022.
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