Community Cohesion: Native American Days
Native Omaha Days is important to North Omaha because it brings back
memories. It's where the black community comes together, has fun, and
talks to each other. Native Omaha Days is where people from across the
country come to Omaha and get together to celebrate the North 24th
Street culture. This biannual event has become a main stay in the North
Omaha community. The founders of Native Omaha Days were two black women,
Vera Johnson and Bettie McDonald. Native Omaha Days was founded in the
For more information click here, Community Cohesion: Native American Days
This project explores points of Native American
and European points of contact in the early 1800s including Fort
Atkinson and Cabannes Trading Post.
Photo courtesy of Joslyn Art Museum
For more information click here, Early Contact
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska existed for many generations, but in the
early 1960s their tribal affiliation was terminated by the government.
This is the story of how proud Native Americans fought to regain their
status and how one man, Fred LeRoy, led the charge.
For more information click here, Ponca Restoration
Hollis Stabler received numerous awards: four bronze stars, one silver
and the purple heart. He also got the Omaha name Na-shin-tia, meaning
slow to rise. Hollis fought in Morocco, Tunisia, Silicy and Anzio.
This page is dedicated to Native American Veterans like Hollis Stabler.
For more information click here, Military
Arts and Culture
Traditions, arts, and culture play large roles in the daily lives of
Native Americans. Despite suffering cultural suppression, pacification,
and assimilation, contemporary Native Americans are attempting cultural
revitalization. Learn about changes in arts and culture between the past
and the present and how traditions are kept alive.
For more information click here, Arts and Culture
Through the years, Native American education has evolved. At present,
it takes traditions of the past and intertwines them with hopes for the
future. This webpage takes a journey from traditional native teachings,
through Indian boarding schools, and into today’s native educational
opportunities. Interviews from Mr. Rudi Mitchell and Ms. Tami Maldonado
accompany archival photographs and historical research.
For more information click here, Education
In 1898, Omaha hosted the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. Within the
exposition was the Indian Congress. Here, visitors saw an interpretation
of life for Plains Indians.
For more information click here, Indian Congress
Modern Civil Rights
Activism is the actions taken to create social change. We examined the
events at specific places and began to understand the importance of
location to social justice for Native Americans. The Red Power Movement
was about Native Americans civil rights and regaining sovereignty. We
focused on three events: Trail of Broken Treaties, the Occupation of
Wounded Knee, and the Blackbird Bend Litigation.
For more information click here, Modern Civil Rights
Early Civil Rights
Native Americans had many struggles in their fight for human rights. This site focuses on their early struggle for justice.
For more information click here, Early Civil Rights