American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection
The American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection contains oral history interviews of Native Americans in Omaha, Nebraska as well as interviews collected as part of a program called the Oral History Collection of the Omaha Folklore Project. The interviews cover the cultures and personal histories of interviewees in the U.S. as well as leaving Europe in the first half of the 20th Century. Topics of discussion include life in Omaha, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and day-to-day life. Those interviewed were of Native American, Polish, German, Swedish, and other ethnic or national descents.
The following information about the Oral History Collection of the Omaha Folklore Project was provided by UNO History professor Michael Tate: "This collection of several dozen taped interviews was assembled during the mid-1970s by mostly undergraduate UNO students under the direction of Dr. Michael Tate of the History Department. These tapes have not been transcribed, but each tape has a file folder containing an outline of the main points of the interview. These contain unique and detailed information about Omaha, Nebraska and rural towns from WWI through WWII." Prof. Tate provided the following information about the American Indian Oral History Taped Interviews portion of the collection: "This collection of several dozen taped interviews was assembled during the mid-1970s. Virtually all were conducted by UNO graduate students under the direction of Dr. Michael Tate of the UNO History Department. Most of the interview were with Native Americans who talked about education, health care, reservation life, urban life and a host of other relevant topics. These were mostly interviews with Lakota (Sioux), Omaha, and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) tribal people, but also include other tribal representations. A few of the interviews have been fully transcribed but the majority contain detailed outlines of what is contained in each separate interview. Many of the interviews deal with the militant activities of the American Indian Movement during that era. Several also were conducted with judges and law enforcement officers who dealt with the controversial trials following AIM's occupation of Wounded Knee."
- circa 1970-1980
- Tate, Michael L. (Person)
Language of Materials
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 http://libguides.unomaha.edu/library_policies.
2.8 Cubic Feet (8 boxes)
Organized into loose series: Series: Interviewees; Series: Additional Information; Series: Interview Tapes.
Michael Tate donated this collection to the UNO Archives and Special Collections in 2013.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Michael Tate, Professor of History and Native American Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Processing completed March 25, 2014, by Alan Greunke, practicum student.
- Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana
- Bellevue (Neb.)
- Cherokee Nation
- Chippewa Tribe
- Depressions -- 1929
- Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin
- Immigrants -- Nebraska -- Omaha -- History
- Immigrants -- Nebraska -- Omaha -- Interviews
- Immigrants -- United States
- Indians of North America
- Indians of North America -- History
- Indians of North America -- Interviews
- Lakota Indians
- Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
- Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico
- Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah
- Oglala Sioux Tribe
- Omaha (Neb.) -- History
- Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
- Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska
- Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska
- Seneca Nation of Indians
- Sioux Nation
- Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
- Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
- World War, 1939-1945
- Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
- oral histories (document genres)
- American Indian Oral History and Related Items Collection
- Description rules
- Description based on DACS
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