Omaha Dwellings, Furniture and Implements - James Owen Dorsey

Omaha Dwellings, Furniture and Implements

By James Owen Dorsey

  • Release Date: 1895-01-01
  • Genre: Americas


The accompanying paper is one of the results of personal investigations among the Omaha of Nebraska and cognate tribes of Indians, beginning in 1878 and continued from time to time during late years. While the paper treats of the Omaha tribe, much that is said is applicable to the Ponka, as the two tribes have long had similar environments and a common dialect, for, until 1877, their habitats were almost contiguous, and since 1880 about one-third of the Ponka tribe has been dwelling on its former reservation near the town of Niobrara, Nebraska.