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Susette La Flesche, Letter

Identifier: MS-0313

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.


  • Creation: 1877, Jan.


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The letter is open for research.

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Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the papers or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

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.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Related Materials

Find RG2026 LaFlesche Family, at History Nebraska, the Nebraska State Historical Society. The materials consist of 1.5 cubic feet of papers and approximately 82 photographs dating 1859-1939 and undated, mostly 1880-1910.

Finding aid prepared by Sarah Glover, 2022.
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