Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Susette La Flesche By: Keisha Twardowski 8 th grade Putnam County Junior High McNabb, Illinois 61335 March 2006.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Susette La Flesche By: Keisha Twardowski 8 th grade Putnam County Junior High McNabb, Illinois 61335 March 2006."— Presentation transcript:

1 Susette La Flesche By: Keisha Twardowski 8 th grade Putnam County Junior High McNabb, Illinois March 2006

2 In The Beginning  Birth: 1854  Susette was the oldest daughter of Joseph La Flesche, the last recognized chief of the Omaha.

3  English translation of Susette’s Native American name was Inshta Theumba ("Bright Eyes").

4 Susette was raised on the Omaha reservation and from 1862 to 1869 attended the Presbyterian Mission Boarding Day School on the reservation.

5 La Flesche was a teacher on her reservation after completing her education at the Elizabeth Institute in New Jersey. La Flesche was a teacher on her reservation after completing her education at the Elizabeth Institute in New Jersey.

6 Susette campaigned tirelessly for Native American rights. She also became the first Native American lecturer and the first published Native American artist and writer. Susette campaigned tirelessly for Native American rights. She also became the first Native American lecturer and the first published Native American artist and writer.

7  Susette was very active in the struggle for the return of the Ponca to their homeland. She thought that being forced to live in a place different than her home was a violation of her culture.

8 Not the Only One Involved Not the Only One Involved  Francis La Flesche, like his sister Susette, was involved during the 1870s and 1880s with the struggle for the return of the Ponca to their homeland.

9 In 1882 Bright Eyes and Thomas Tibbles were married.

10 Susette traveled for many years lecturing in Europe and the United States pleading the cause of the Native American.

11 Susette La Flesche TeacherWriterArtist

12 "Bright Eyes" was the symbol of the Native American Maiden, public speaker, author, artist and defender of Native Americans.

13 Though she continued to write occasionally on Indian affairs, her interests soon turned to politics. She was mostly influenced by her husband because he was actively involved in Populist politics.Though she continued to write occasionally on Indian affairs, her interests soon turned to politics. She was mostly influenced by her husband because he was actively involved in Populist politics.

14 Sister and Brother Act Susette had three sisters, Susan was the only name mentioned. Susan was the youngest child out of five. Francis was Susette’s brother and writer.

15 Susette died near Sancroft, Nebraska, on May 26, 1903.

16 Opinion My opinion on Susette is that she was very strong and willing to give up everything she had to get her home back and fight for Native American rights. She inspired others to get involved as well as her brothers and sisters.My opinion on Susette is that she was very strong and willing to give up everything she had to get her home back and fight for Native American rights. She inspired others to get involved as well as her brothers and sisters.

17 Internet ne&id=97 ne&id=97 html?http://www.nebraskastudies.org/0600/stories/0 601_0107.html Bibliograph y


Download ppt "Susette La Flesche By: Keisha Twardowski 8 th grade Putnam County Junior High McNabb, Illinois 61335 March 2006."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google