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RG1149.AM:  Oliver Lamere, 1879-1930

Papers:  1850-1915; mostly 1914

Size:  One folder


The collection contains copies of a paper read at the annual meeting of the Nebraska State Historical Society, January 22, 1914, entitled, “Clan Organization of the Winnebago,” by Oliver Lamere. The paper emphasizes the history of the general organization of the Winnebago and includes a brief account of how the Winnebago clans came to be and their significance to the tribe. Lamere also relates their various customs on ceremonies of birth, death, burial, marriage, naming of children, etc. Also included in the collection are a short biography of Oliver Lamere and an obituary about Joseph Lamere.

Note:  The Nebraska History index contains several references to Oliver Lamere. The paper, “Clan Organization of the Winnebago,” was published in Proceedings and Collections of the Nebraska State Historical Society, vol. 19, 1919, pp. 86-94.


Clan Organization of the Winnebago

Oliver Lamere bio

Joseph Lamere obituary


Subject headings:

Indians of North America — Ethnology

Indians of North America — Folklore

Indians of North America — Legends

Indians of North America — Religion and mythology

Indians of North America — Social life and customs

Lamere family

Lamere, Joseph A., 1850-

Lamere, Oliver, 1879-1930

Winnebago Indians


Revised TMM        05-01-2009