UNK grad student presenting ‘Against the Current,’ stories of the Omaha Tribe’s resistance

WHAT: Brown Bag Lecture Series

HOSTED BY: UNK Department of History

TITLE: “Against the Current: How Omaha Girls Used Education, Land and Law to Resist Assimilation”

Andie Huebner
Andie Huebner

TOPIC: The Carlisle Indian Industrial School opened in Pennsylvania in 1879 as the first government-run boarding school for Native American children. More than 10,000 students attended the school over the next 39 years, including 123 from the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. Among those Omaha students, 42 were girls between the ages of 11 and 23. During their time at the school and in the years following, these girls faced assimilation tactics meant to separate them from their families, land and culture. These are the stories of their resistance.

PRESENTER: Andie Huebner is a UNK history graduate student from Hershey.

TIME: Noon

DATE: Wednesday, Dec. 13

PLACE: Kearney Public Library, 2020 First Ave.

CONTACT: Nathan Tye, assistant history professor, 308.865.8860, tyen@unk.edu