Nebraska Authors

John Leland Champe

Born 1895-04-27 Elwood, NE (USA)

Died 1978-01-28
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Friend, NE (USA)
Andrew Cemetery

Champe was a well-known professor of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. According to the Nebraska State Historical Society, Champe acted as a consultant and expert witness on a number of court cases involving treaty disputes and land claims between various Native American tribes and the U.S. government. Champe was married to Flavia Waters Champe.

Places Lived

Friend, NE
Lincoln, NE
New York, NY

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics, 1921, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Graduate Studies in Anthropology, 1934-1936, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D. in Anthropology, 1946, Columbia University, New York, NY


Vice President, National Assurance Corporation
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Nebraska
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Nebraska
Professor of Anthropology, University of Nebraska
Anthropology Department Chairman, University of Nebraska

Places Worked

National Assurance Corporation, Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Research Scholarship named in honor of John L. Champe and his wife, Flavia Waters Champe, both professors at the University of Nebraska


Nebraska State Historical Society


The Sweetwater Culture Complex. 193?
Ash Hollow Cave; A Study of Stratigraphic Sequence in the Central Great Plains. 1946.
White Cat Village. 1949.
Notes on the Pawnee. 1954.
Aksarben. 1960.
Yankton Chronology. 1974.
Papers and correspondence of John L. Champe are in a collection at the Nebraska State Historical Society

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