Lakota and Omaha Stories [RG1147.AM]


RG1147.AM:  Lakota and Omaha Stories


Size:  Two manuscripts


The collection consists of two manuscripts containing compilations of Lakota and Omaha Indian stories. One manuscript is entitled, “Lakota Stories,” by Leo American Horse and John Cress. Other editors mentioned include Clark Wissler, Martha Beckwith and J. Owen Dorsey. The manuscript includes stories told by Edgar Red Cloud. No credit is given to the editor of the Omaha stories. These stories explore the mythology and legends of the Lakota and Omaha people.


Subject headings:

American Horse, Leo, 1920-2003

Beckwith, Martha Warren, 1871-1959

Cress, Joseph

Dakota Indians

Dorsey, J. Owen, 1848-1895


Indians of North America — Legends

Indians of North America — Religion and mythology

Lakota Indians

Omaha Indians

Red Cloud, Edgar, 1897-1977

Siouan Indians

Wissler, Clark, 1870-1947


Revised TMM        03-09-2009

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