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Omaha (‘those going against the wind or current’ ). One of the 5 tribes of the so called Dhegiha group of the Siouan family, the other 4 being the Kansa, Quapaw, Osage, and Ponca. Hale and Dorsey concluded from a study of the languages and traditions that, in the westward migration of the Dhegiha from their seat on Ohio and Wabash rivers after the separation, at least as early as 1500, of the Quapaw, who went down the Mississippi from the mouth of the Ohio, the Omaha branch moved up the great river, remaining awhile near the mouth of the Missouri while war and hunting parties explored the country to the northwest.

Omaha Indian Biographies

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Omaha Indian Cemeteries

Omaha Indian Census

Federal Recognized Tribes

  • Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
    P.O. Box 368
    Macy, NE 68039

Genealogy Help Pages

Omaha Indian History

Omaha Indian Land, Land Allotments and Maps

Omaha Indian Language

Omaha Indian Legends

Mailing Lists

  • NA-Omaha
  • NA-NEWBIES – A mailing list for anyone new to Native American Research, all Tribes and Nations.
  • NATIVEAMERICAN-BURIALGROUNDS - Discussing and sharing of information regarding remaining and lost Native American burial grounds.
  • NATIVEAMERICAN-CHIEFSA mailing list for anyone with an interest in the chiefs of the Native American tribes/nations in the United States.
  • Indian Rolls – One for each state.  Ask questions to find the location of your ancestors
  • INDIAN TRIBES-LOCATION, One for each state.  Ask questions to find the location of your ancestors
  • INDIAN CEMETERIES, A place to share the location or transcriptions of Indian Cemeteries

Omaha Indian Military


Omaha Indian Treaties

Omaha Indian Suggested Reading

Omaha Indian Sociology
The real name of the Omahas is “Umanhan.” It is explained by a tradition obtained from a few members of the tribe. When the ancestors of the Omahas, Ponkas, Osages, and several other cognate tribes traveled down the Ohio to its mouth, they separated on reaching the Mississippi.Historical Sketch of the Omaha Tribe of Indians in Nebraska, by Alice C. Fletcher
The Omaha tribe of Indians live in the State of Nebraska about 80 miles north of the city of Omaha, on a reservation 12 miles in length north and south, and bounded on the east by the Missouri River and on the west by the Sioux City and Omaha Railroad. Of the various tribes living in Nebraska when the white settlers first entered the Territory the Omaha are the only Indians remaining upon their ancient home lands.
Hunting Customs of the Omaha, by Alice C. Fletcher
In the life of the American Indian so much has ever depended upon the skill of the hunter that in the hazards of the chase he has sought supernatural aid to supplement his own inadequate powers; thus, in every tribe, we find rites connected with hunting carefully observed, and frequently forming an important part of the tribal ceremonies.
Supernatural Among the Omaha Tribe of Indians, Peabody Museum
To comprehend the ideas of a people concerning the preternatural and the manifestations of the supernatural among them, it is needful to know something of their beliefs relating to the origin and the future of mankind.
A Brief History of the Indians of Nebraska
As we build pages at AccessGenealogy/Native, we try to provide information on all the Indian Tribes.  We add complete books on many of the tribes, their tribal history, great information from knowledgeable people on a particular tribe and in general what you ask for from your emails.
North American Indians of the Plains, by Clark Wissler
This little book is not merely a guide to museum collections from the Plains Indians, but a summary of the facts and interpretations making up the anthropology of those Indians.This little book is not merely a guide to museum collections from the Plains Indians, but a summary of the facts and interpretations making up the anthropology of those Indians. The specimens in this Museum were, for the most part, systematically collected by members of the scientific staff while sojourning among the several tribes. They were selected to illustrate various points in tribal life and customs, or culture.

MLA Source Citation:

AccessGenealogy. Tribal Genealogy Research: Directory of online resources for specific tribes. Web. 2009-2013. Web. 18 December 2014. - Last updated on Nov 7th, 2013

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