Nancy Oestreich Lurie Papers, 1947-1988

Summary Information

Title: Nancy Oestreich Lurie Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1947-1988

  • Lurie, Nancy Oestreich
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 50

Quantity: .8 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Personal papers of a former chair of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Anthropology which includes extensive field notes, professional and personal correspondence, and photographs. The majority of the collection is field notes dealing primarily with Lurie's research of the Winnebago Indians of Wisconsin, particularly as a board member of the United Indians of Milwaukee (UIM), work with the Consolidated Tribes (a predecessor of UIM), and the Haylushka Society, an organization formed by non-Indians interested in Indian culture and life. Also included are proposals and field notes for the Milwaukee Urban Indian Research Project focusing on the effect of the urban plight of Native Americans children in Milwaukee. The field notes are detailed observations of encounters with Native Americans, such as board and general meetings of the United Indians of Milwaukee, American Indian Information and Action Group meetings, powwows, and informal gatherings. Several copies of the Moccasin Telegraph, a newsletter published by the United Indians of Milwaukee, edited by Lurie, also are included.

Language: English

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