Nebraska Authors

Reuben A. Snake

Born 1937-01-12 Winnebago, NE (USA)

Died 1993-06-28

Reuben Snake was a Winnebago Tribal Leader and campaigner for the religious rights of Native Americans. He was widely known by the nickname "Your Humble Servant." Snake's manuscript materials, including autobiographical materials and correspondence, were donated to the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

The National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center has a longer biographical sketch on-line with a guide to his papers.

Places Lived

Winnebago, NE

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction
  • Other


Native American Authors; Winnebago Tribe; Speeches


Tribal Leader


Speeches, manuscript materials.

Being Indian is... 1972.

See also Jay C. Fikes, Reuben Snake, Your Humble Serpent : Indian Visionary and Activist. 1996.
Don Tilley, Human Rights Leaders of Nebraska. n.d. (1990s?)

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