Omaha Tribal Historical Research Project, Inc. [OTHRP]


Omahas in History


 Photograph courtesy of Hampton University Museum Archives.

Wallace Springer [center]

musican, agency assistant clerk, interpreter




Wallace Springer

Springer spent his early education at the Mission School, Government School, Genoa and Haskell before coming to Hampton. He studied carpentry, harness making, horticulture and agriculture.

Springer excelled at music leading the Hampton band in practice sessions and going to the World's Fair at Saint Louis in order to be a part of the Indian Band that performed there. He was managing editor of Talks and Thoughts, the Indian publication at Hampton. He provided a literary forum from 1886 to 1907. Students "contributed all the material, edited and printed it, and held themselves responsible for its finances."

When he returned home, he was appointed assistant-clerk and acting interpreter for the Agency. Later he was transferred to the Osage Reservation in Pawkuska, OK.


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