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Barnes, R. H. Two Crows denies it. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c1984.
Bordewich, Fergus M.  Killing the White Man’s Indian: The Reinvention of Native  
      Americans at the End of the 20th Century.   New York: Doubleday, 1996.
Boughter, Judith A. Betraying the Omaha Nation, 1790-1916. Master’s Thesis, Norman,  
      University of Oklahoma Press, c1998.
Brown, Marion Marsh, Susette La Flesche. Advocate for Native American Rights.  
      Children’s Press, Chicago, IL, 1992.

Chase, Hiram. O MU HU W B GRa Za, the Chase system of reading and recording the  
      Omaha and other Indian languages. Pender, Neb.: Republic Press, c1897.
Cook, Thurman, HeadStart Dictionary.  Macy, NE, 1982.
Crary Margaret, Susette LaFlesche. Voice of the Omaha Indians Hawthorne Books, NYC  

Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895.The ¢egiha language [the speech of the Omaha and Ponka  
      tribes of the Siouan linguistic family of North American Indians]. Series: Contributions
      to North American ethnology; v.6  Washington: Govt. Print. Off., 1890.
______________ Omaha clothing and personal ornaments.  Washington 1890.
______________ Omaha dwellings, furniture & implements.  13th Annual Report 1891-92,
      Washington, 1896.
______________  Omaha Sociology.  Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to
      the Secretary of  the  Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 1884.
______________On the gentile system of the Omahas. Washington 1878.
______________ Siouan Languages.  Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to
      the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 1890.
______________ Songs of the He¢ucka Society. Boston, New York: Pub. for the American
      folk-lore Society by Houghton, Mifflin and Co.  1888.
______________ The Young chief and the Thunders. Chicago 1881.

Farwell, Arthur George. Impressions of the Wa-Wan ceremony, Piano-forte. Newton  
         Center, Mass., Wa-wan Press 1906.
Ferris, Jeri, Native American Doctor, The Story of Susan LaFlesche Picotte. With an  
      introduction by Dennis Hastings.  Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, 1991.
Fillmore, John Comfort.  An Omaha Tribal Festival. Los Angeles 1899.
Fletcher, Alice Cunningham.  Historical sketch of the Omaha Tribe. Judd & Detwieler 1885.
______________ Hunting customs of the Omahas. NY 1893. Extract from Century  
      Magazine. v.45 NY 1895.
______________ Indian ceremonies. Salem Mass. 1884.
______________ Indian Story & Song From North America.  Bison Press, University of  
      Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1995.
______________ Love songs among the Omaha. Chicago, The Shulte Publishing Company,  
______________ The supernatural among the Omaha Tribe of Indians. Cambridge MA  
______________ A Study of Omaha Music.  Aided by Francis LaFlesche and John C. Fillmore.  Reprinted by Bison Press, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 1994.
______________ Tribal Structure, a study of the Omaha & cognate tribes. NY, G.E.  
      Stechert & Co., 1909.
Fletcher, Alice Cunningham and Francis LaFlesche, Omaha Nation. Volumes 1 & 2.  Bison Press,
      University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, Annual Report of the Bureau of American  
      Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian   Institution, 1905-1906, Washington  
      1911, 1972.
Fortune, R. F., Omaha Secret Societies, Reprinted by AMS Press, New York, 1969. 

Giffen, Fannie Reed. Oo-mah-ha Ta-wa-tha (Omaha City), illustrated by Susette LaFlesche
      Tibbles Lincoln, NE; the authors, 1898.  
Gilmore, Melvin R., Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region.  [Annual  
      Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian  
      Institution, Washington 1919], University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE 1977.
Green, Norma Kidd, Iron Eye’s Family: the children of Joseph La Flesche.  Nebraska State
      Historical Society, Johnsen Publishing Company, Lincoln, NE, 1969.

Hamilton, William.  Hymns in the Omaha Language. NY American Tract Society 1887.
Hensel, Lawrence M. Report of our Omaha Mission. Publications of the Women's National  
      Indian Association [Nebraska]: Women's National Indian Association, 1888.

LaFlesche, Francis. Omaha bow and arrow makers. Annual report 1926. Washington 1927.
______________ Death and funeral customs among the Omaha. Fr. Journal of American
      folk-lore. Boston, NY 1889.
______________ The Middle Five.  University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1963.
LaFlesche, Susette. A Philadelphia Christmas Tree in Nebraska, An Indian woman’s letter.
      Omaha Agency Nebraska 1879.
Lee, Dorothy Sara, and Maria La Vigna, eds.  Omaha Music: Historical Recordings from the
      Fletcher/LaFlesche Collection.  Booklet accompanying Disk AFC L71.  Washington, D.C.
      Library of Congress, 1985.
Liberman, Gail and Alan Lavine,  Rags to Retirement.  Alpha Books, New York City, NY, 2003
Ludwickson, John. Archaeology and ethnohistory of the Omaha Indians: the Big Village  
      site. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press in cooperation with the American Indian
      Studies Research Institute, Indiana University, c1992.

Marshall, Carol and Rouse, J. Travis, Omaha Language Workbook, 1977.
Mead, Margaret. The changing culture of an Indian Tribe. NY, Columbia University Press,  
Milner, Clyde A., II, With Good Intentions:  Quaker Work Among the Pawnees, Otos and  
      Omahas in the 1870s. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 1982.

Olson, Paul A., editor, The Book of the Omaha.   Nebraska Education Curriculum Consortium,
      NE, 1979.

Patrick, Pearl Haley. O’Po of the Omaha Nebraska.   Curriculum Development Center,  
      Lincoln, NE, 1957.

Ridington, Robin, and Hastings, Dennis, Blessing for a Long Time: The Sacred Pole of the  
      Omaha Tribe. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 1997.

Scherer, Mark R. Imperfect victories: the legal tenacity of the Omaha Tribe, 1945-
      1995. Law in the American West; v. 6 Lincoln, Neb: University of Nebraska Press, 1999.
Smith, G. Hubert.  Ethnohistorical report on the Omaha people. Report presented before  
      Indian Claims Commission. docket 225A, NY, Garland 1974.
Stabler, Elizabeth Umonhon Iye, NICC, Macy, NE, 1989.
Stabler, Eunice Woodhull, La-ta-we-sah. Woman of the Bird Clan Her Poetry and Prose
      Macy, NE, 1989.

Tate, Michael, Upstream People: An Annotated Bibliography of the Umonhon.  Scawcrow  
      Press, Metuchen, NJ, 1991.
Tong, Benson, Susan La Flesche Picotte, M.D., Omaha Indian Leader and Reformer  
      Forward by Dennis Hastings. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1999.

Welsch, Roger, Omaha Tribal Myths and Trickster Tales. J & L Lee Co, Box 5575, Lincoln,  
      NE, 1981.
Wilson, Dorothy Clarke.  Bright Eyes, the Story of Susette LaFlesche, an Omaha Indian.
      New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1974.


Clay, Mary, Wolfe, Bertha, Wolfe, Clifford Sr., Stories From Our Elders, Macy Public  
      Schools, Macy, NE, no date.

French, Suzanne, Luzathin, The Baby Eagles. Xithazhi ahigi.  Macy Public Schools, Macy,  
      NE, 1989.

Harlan, Christopher, Mother Doe and Baby Fawn.  Macy Public Schools, Macy, NE, 1989.

Parker, Jr., Arnold, Tawainge, The Day Blackie Had Puppies.   Macy Public Schools, Macy,  
      NE,  1989.

Jimmy and Blackie. Jimmy ke-egon çabeaka shena.  Macy Public Schools, Macy, NE; no  
Jimmy and Blackie at Christmas. Jimmy cabe wakonda izhinga onba ide tidi.  Macy Public  
      Schools, Macy, NE, 1987.

The Little Indian. Niashinga ukethin zhinga. Macy Public Schools, Macy, NE, 1987.

Parker, Brian, Carlos in the Print Shop. Carlos wabaxu gaxeke ti kidi.   Macy Public  
      Schools, Macy, NE, no date.  
Parker, Ravae, Susie, Macy Public Schools, Mary, NE, no date.


architecture, Snyder, Vincent. "Omaha Cultural and Interpretive Center." New York. January

Humanities, Campbell, Paulette, W. "Ancestral Bones: Reinterpreting the Past of the Omaha".  
      National Humanities Council, December 2002.

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Visions, Hachiya, Kim. "Omahas of Tonwantonga: Research team uncovers the story of a village
      in decline." University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Fall/Winter 1990.

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      monthly journal on art, architecture and culture, Istanbul Turkey, September 2002.


Baessler-Archiv, Die Omaha-Sammlung Des Museums for Völkerkunde Berlin, Horst Hartman,  
      Neue Folge, Band XXXIII (1985)

Ridington, Robin, Images of Cosmic Union: Omaha Ceremonies of Renewal, History of Religions
      Vol. 28, No. 2, University of Chicago, November 1988.




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