Woman in Omaha: Interview with Octa Keen

An oral history interview with Octa Keen, member of the Omaha tribe, concerning her life as a Native American woman in the Midwest was conducted by Kaitlin Sundberg and Halee Rahbusch on March 3, 2017. Keen spoke about growing up in the Omaha tribe, going to college, getting married and having children, and being involved in Omaha language and cultural preservation. She worked as a nurse for many years, including while she was raising her children. Keen is dedicated to preserving the Omaha language and culture and is an active member of the Omaha Tribe. The interview was conducted as part of a project for Professor Elaine Nelson's Spring 2017 History 4060/8066: The History of Women in the U.S., 1875-1992, course. The interviews and research conducted in a companion Fall 2017 course became the exhibit "Women in Omaha: A Biographical Sketch of Persistence Through History" at the Durham Museum on display from February 3-July 29, 2018., UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections, 00:44:35
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Abstract/Description: An oral history interview with Octa Keen, member of the Omaha tribe, concerning her life as a Native American woman in the Midwest was conducted by Kaitlin Sundberg and Halee Rahbusch on March 3, 2017. Keen spoke about growing up in the Omaha tribe, going to college, getting married and having children, and being involved in Omaha language and cultural preservation. She worked as a nurse for many years, including while she was raising her children. Keen is dedicated to preserving the Omaha language and culture and is an active member of the Omaha Tribe. The interview was conducted as part of a project for Professor Elaine Nelson's Spring 2017 History 4060/8066: The History of Women in the U.S., 1875-1992, course. The interviews and research conducted in a companion Fall 2017 course became the exhibit "Women in Omaha: A Biographical Sketch of Persistence Through History" at the Durham Museum on display from February 3-July 29, 2018.
Subject(s): Sound recordings
Omaha (Neb.) -- History
Women -- Nebraska -- Omaha
Oral histories (document genres)
Date Created: 2017-03-03

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