Nebraska Authors

Michael L. Tate

Born 1948 Big Spring, TX (USA)

Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and author of many books pertaining to Nebraska history.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Big Spring, TX
Midland, TX
Toledo, OH

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Native Americans; Bibliography (Omaha Tribe); History of Nebraska; Military History; Overland Trails--History


Bachelor's Degree, Austin College, Austin, TX
Master of Arts Degree, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Ph.D., University of Toledo, Toledo, OH


History Professor

Places Worked

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE


Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize for Indians and Immigrants, 2006
Nebraska Book Award for The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West, 2000
Charles and Mary Martin Chair of Western History at the University of Nebraska-Omaha


The Indians of Texas. 1986.
The Upstream People, an Annotated Research Bibliography of the Omaha Tribe. 1991.
Nebraska History: An Annotated Bibliography. 1996.
The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West. 2000.
Indians and Emigrants: Encounters on the Overland Trails. 2006.
The American Army in Transition 1865-1898. 2007.

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