Francis La Flesche on Native American Authors

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Francis La Flesche
, 1857-1932


Francis La Flesche was the first Native American anthropologist. He was born on a reservation in Omaha, Nebraska in 1857 and died in 1932 near Macy, NE. Received Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Master of Laws from National University of Law School, 1892. He contributed a lot to the ethnographic record of the Osage and Omaha tribes.

Awards and Honors

Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of ScienceHonorary Doctor of Laws from University of Nebraska, 1926.


Online resources by or about Francis La Flesche:

Francis La Flesche: American Indian Scholar
Author: Ronald Walcott
Type: authorbio
Description: An essay about Francis La Flesche reproduced from Folklife Center News 4:1 (January 1981): 1, 10-11. From the Omaha Indian Music online exhibit, part of the American Folklife Center web site at the Library of Congress.

URL: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/omhhtml/omhfcn1.html

Books by Francis La Flesche:

La Flesche, Francis. A Dictionary of the Osage language
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Govt. print. off., 1932..
Genre: Folklore / Dictionaries
Language: Osage and English
Audience: All Ages

La Flesche, Francis. The Osage and the invisible world : from the works of Francis La Flesche
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0806127430 (pbk.)

La Flesche, Francis. The Osage tribe: rite of the chiefs; sayings of the ancient men
New York : Johnson Reprint Corp, 1970.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

La Flesche, Francis. A study of Omaha Indian music
Cambridge, Mass : Peabody museum of American archaeology and ethnology, 1893.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

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