Nebraska Hall of Fame: Susette LaFlesche Tibbles

Speaker & Writer for Indian Rights 

Susette LaFlesche Tibbles (1854 - 1903), aka “Inshata Theumba" or “Bright Eyes," was born in Bellevue and raised on the Omaha reservation in Thurston County near Macy. 

Tibbles and her husband publicized the trials and tribulations as an Indian through their lectures and writings. 

She was also the interpreter for Ponca Chief Standing Bear at his famous 1879 trial. 

Tibbles was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983-84. 

 

Other Resources:

LaFlesche Family - manuscript finding aid 

Historical Marker: Bancroft 

View of Susette LaFlesche Tibbles bust from the right side.

View of Susette LaFlesche Tibbles bust straight on.

View of Susette LaFlesche Tibbles bust from the left side.

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