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
- Ongpatonga, Omaha Chief
- Omaha Indian Chiefs and Leaders
- Biographies of Plains Indians
- A Guide to Tracing your Indian Ancestry(PDF)
- Tribal Leaders Directory
- Recognized Indian Entities, 10/2010 Update (PDF)
Omaha Indian Cemeteries
- Indian Cemeteries (hosted at AccessGenealogy)
Omaha Indian Census
- Free US Indian Census Rolls 1885-1940
- US Indian Census Schedules 1885-1940
- Indians in the 11th (1890) Census of the United States
- Indian Census Records
Federal Recognized Tribes
- Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
P.O. Box 368
Macy, NE 68039
Genealogy Help Pages
- Proving Your Indian Ancestry
- Indian Genealogy
- DNA- Testing for your Native American Ancestry
- How to Write a Genealogical Query
Omaha Indian History
- Omaha Indian Tribe History
- Omaha Indian Gentes
- Omaha Indian Bands, Gens and Clans
- Indian Social Organization
- Omaha Indians (hosted at Family Search)
Omaha Indian Land, Land Allotments and Maps
- Title Map – Omaha Indian Reservation
This is not a roll or census, but it does provide you with the names of tribal members living on The Omaha Reservation, Thurston County, Nebraska, 1905-1906
- Nebraska Land Patents – Omaha Tribe
- Washington Land Patents – Omaha Tribe
Omaha Indian Language
Omaha Indian Legends
- Omaha Indian Legends (hosted at Native Languages of America)
- Omaha Legends and Tent Stories (hosted at Emory University)
- Omaha Indian Music (hosted at American Memory)
- 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-CHIEFS – A 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
- Indian Treaties, Acts and Agreements
- Signers of Native American Treaties, Indian, Military and Guests
- Indian Affairs, Laws & Treaties, Vol. 2
As the United States expanded westward from the original thirteen colonies, settlers often confronted the existing owners of the land. As a result the federal government often negotiated treaties with these Native Americans. This collection of official treaties was compiled by the United States and originally printed in 1904. (Subscribers Only) Free Trial – Ancestry.com US Deluxe Membership
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.