Omaha Tribal Historical Research Project, Inc. [OTHRP]


Omahas in History


Photograph courtesy Nebraska State Historical Society.

Bechė or Betsey

translator and hunter




Bechė or Betsey

"A noted character among the Omaha, an exponent of women’s rights. Has always accompanied the tribe on their annual buffalo hunts, and participates in the chase with the men. Speaks three Indian languages besides French and English."

Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians
Newberry Library, Chicago

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