Nebraska Authors

Fannie Reed Giffen

Born 1863 NE (USA)

Died 1938-08-11
Lawrence, SD (USA)

Buried
Spearfish, SD (USA)
Rose Hill Cemetery

Her book, Oh-ma-ha ta-wa-tha, offers an Omaha tribal history of the site and founding of the city of Omaha, from the perspective of the LaFlesche family. The book is illustrated by Susette La Flesche Tibbles (also known as "Bright Eyes") and is the first known published book of Native American Artwork. Giffen is rumored to have been a ghost writer for the LaFlesche family.

Places Lived

Nebraska
Coton, SD
Opal, SD
Spearfish, SD

Author Of

  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Omaha, Nebraska--History; Native Americans; Treaties; Omaha Tribe; LaFlesche Family

Occupation

Postmaster, Opal, SD
Writer

Places Worked

Post Office, Opal, SD

Bibliography

Oo-ma-ha Ta-wa-tha (Omaha City). 1898.

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