Susette La Flesche Tibbles
By Brooklynn Holloway
Susette la Flesche Tibbles was an intelligent Native American woman. She was very important to Nebraska and especially Native Americans because she won their freedom back. At one time she was the most famous Native American woman in the whole United States!
What was her early life like?
Susette La Flesche Tibbles was born in 1854, on an Omaha reservation. Susette’s dad was Joseph La Flesche, an Omaha chief. Susette went to white man’s school at an early age. She also went to missionary school at age 8
What was her adult life like?
Susette La Flesche Tibbles married an Indian man named Thomas Tibbles. Her and Thomas loved to travel, they traveled to Washington D.C, England, and Scotland. Susette lectured people about the Native Americans rights. She was an interpreter for Standing Bear. Susette La Flesche Tibbles died at age 49 on May 26 1903 because of poor health.
What were her greatest accomplishments?
Susette la Flesche Tibbles’ greatest accomplishments were that she spoke about the Native Americans rights. That’s one of her greatest accomplishments because back then the Native Americans were losing their rights and Susette spoke for ALL of them. Another one of Susette’s greatest accomplishments were that she was the first Native American from an Omaha tribe to receive an education outside the reservation. That’s really because back then the Native Americans didn’t go to school and Susette got an education!
Susette La Flesche Tibbles was an intelligent and brave Native American Woman because she helped every Native American win back their freedom.
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