From the Desk of Roger Welsch: The Importance of the Omaha Language

Roger Welsch is an adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is a former essayist for CBS News Sunday Morning and the author of more than forty books, and wrote the introduction to Dance Lodges of the Omaha People: Building … Continue reading From the Desk of Roger Welsch: The Importance of the Omaha Language

From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

The following is by Wendy Katz, editor of The Trans-Mississippi and International Expositions of 1898–1899: Art, Anthropology, and Popular Culture at the Fin de Siècle (February 2018). Many of the photos included below can be found at the Omaha Public Library—and Wendy … Continue reading From the Desk of Wendy Katz: The Surprising History of the Everyday American

The Marketeers Club: Fall Exhibit Roundup

Western History Association meeting (St. Paul, MN), Oct. 20-23 UNP conference attendees: Matt Bokovoy, Native Studies and Borderlands History Editor; Bridget Barry, History, Geography, and Environmental Studies Editor “The Western History Association meeting in St. Paul focused on public history … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: Fall Exhibit Roundup

From the desk of Amy Forss: A Second Scoop of Mildred D. Brown

The following is a post from Amy Helene Forss, author of Black Print with a White Carnation Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989 (Nebraska, 2014). Forss has a PhD in African American history and teaches at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. Her work has appeared in journals such as Nebraska History and Great Plains Quarterly. You can read about the first Scoop on Mildred D. Brown here.  A Second Scoop of Mildred D. Brown: Newspapers and Butter Pecan Ice Cream As you know, I’ve been working on my children’s picture book manuscript for over three years. I’ve written a dozen revisions … Continue reading From the desk of Amy Forss: A Second Scoop of Mildred D. Brown