Read and listen to Quapaw Oral History passed down from Mary Maude Angel "Grandma Supernaw". Louis Angel, her father, known as Tall Chief or Kah-Hi-Kah-Steh-Tah was the last hereditary chief of the Quapaw Tribe.

 These Oral Histories were recorded in the 1960's and have been transcribed and digitalized so they can be shared with new generations to help keep our Quapaw history alive.

 To learn more about the historical legend of Mary Maude Angel "Grandma Supernaw" please read her biography page.

 
Page 1: The oral history of Cold Water and of the Quapaws Fighting with the Osage.
  • Cold Water
  • Quapaws Fighting Osages (continuation of Cold Water)
  • War, Fighting the Osage, & Stealing Children
Page 2: The oral history of when the Quapaws first meet the White People.
  • Quapaws Meet White People
  • Earthquake (continuation of, Quapaws Meet White People)
Page 3: The oral history of Quapaw living.
  • Foot Races & Raising Deer
  • Tall Chief's Gourd, Eagle Fan & Pipe
  • Quapaws on the Osage Reservation
  • Quapaws Return to Quapaw Oklahoma
  • Snake Clan
  • Special Corn
  • Quapaw Creek
  • Hunting Otter
Page 4: The oral history of Quapaw Stick and Stomp Dance.
  • Stick Dance
  • Stick Dance & Stomp Dance (1965 Interview)
  • Stomp Dance Grounds
  • Stomp Dance & Quapaw Dance (1969 Kugee Supernaw Interview)
Page 5: The oral history of Lost Creek Cave.
  • Lost Creek Cave (1962 Interview)
  • Lost Creek Cave (1969 Interview)
  • Lost Creek Cave (1969 Kugee Supernaw Interview)
Page 6: The oral history of Quapaw Peyote Meetings.
  • Quapaw Peyote Meetings (1962 Interview)
  • Quapaw Peyote Meetings (1969 Interview)
Page 7: The oral history of Quapaw Name Giving and Full Blood Quapaws.
  • Quapaw Name Giving
  • Appointing Chiefs & Name Giving
  • Full Blood Quapaws
 
 

Below is a list of Quapaw related .pdf documents that can be found on the University of Oklahoma Digital Libraries website.

 
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/transcripts/T-421.pdf
MARY RED EAGLE, QUAPAW 5/16/69 . T-421
TOPICS DISCUSSED:
EARLY DAYS BEFORE GOING AWAY TO SCHOOL
SCHOOL DAYS' AT HASKELL INSTITUTE AND SISTERS OF LORETTA ACADEMY
STORY OF HOUSE BUILT WITH OPENING FOR THE CAT
MUSICAL TRAINING AND NOTED PEOPLE IN HER LIFE
CEREMONY FROM DEATH THROUGH BURIAL
FASTING, CLOTHING, PERSONAL ITEMS, USE OF TOBACCO AND DINNER PREPARED
MORE ABOUT TOBACCO
DESCRIBES QUAPAW DRESS AND BEADS
USE OF FEATHERS
MUCH MORE ABOUT BURIAL CEREMONY
BODY MARKINGS
SPECIAL TABLE FOR MOURNERS
GRAVESIDE CEREMONY
BODY POSITION OF DECEASED
DECEASED MUST WEAR MOCCASINS
PRAYERS: WHO, WHEN, HOW AND WHY
USE OF CEDAR AT TIME OF DEATH
HEAD OF COFFIN MUST BE FACING EAST
REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY AFTER ONE YEAR
THE PERSON WHO IS ASSIGNED TO HANDLE ALL DETAILS
 

http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/transcripts/T-620-3.pdf
MARY LANE RED EAGLE, QUAPAW 12/15/69 . T-620-3
GENERAL SUBJECT:
QUAPAW WORDS
CLANS
SOME FAMILY HISTORY
MEDICINE AND HERBS
 
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/transcripts/T-621-1.pdf
MARY RED EAGLE, QUAPAW 12/15/69 . T-621-1
TOPICS DISCUSSED:
QUAPAW WOMEN NURSED SOLDIERS DURING CIVIL WAR
EDUCATION - MARY WAS A NOTED INDIAN SINGER
CHIEF TALL CHIEF
NAMING CEREMONY - NAMED BY TALL CHIEF
IMPORTANCE OF EAGLE FEATHER TO QUAPAWS
SHELLS, IN NAMING CEREMONY
BURIAL CUSTOMS AND MOURNING
EAGLE FEATHER STILL USED IN BURIAL CEREMONY
MEETING JOHN WILSON OR MOONHEAD
INCIDENTS THAT HAPPENED THE DAY MOONHEAD DIED
 
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/transcripts/T-621-4.pdf
FANNIE GOOD EAGLE RICHARDS, QUAPAW 1/15/70 . T-621-4
TOPICS DISCUSSED:
FAMILY BACKGROUND
EARLY POW-WOW'S
QUAPAW CHIEFS
EDUCATION
SPEAKS IN QUAPAW LANGUAGE
CUSTOMS OF MOURNING FOR DECEASED RELATIVES
HORSES AND A DOG THAT UNDERSTOOD ONLY QUAPAW LANGUAGE
QUAPAW SONGS
FANNIE'S FAMILY
MOCCASIN GAME
INDIAN FOOD AND PREPARATION
FOOTBALL MADE WITH DEERSKIN AND STUFFED WITH FUR
 
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/transcripts/T-425.pdf
ROBERT WHITEBIRD, QUAPAW 5/15/69 . T-425
TOPICS DISCUSSED:
CURRENT CONDITIONS OF THE QUAPAW TRIBE
USE OF THE QUAPAW LANGUAGE IS DIMINISHING
EARLY HISTORY OF THE QUAPAW TRIBE
QUAPAW LAND ALLOTMENTS
SCHOOLS ON RESERVATION
QUAPAW ALLOTTEES
CATHOLIC AND QUAKERS WERE THE LEADING CHURCHES IN
THE EARLY DAYS
 
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/transcripts/T-546-3.pdf
ROBERT WHITEBIRD, QUAPAW 12/23/69 . T-546-3
TOPICS DISCUSSED:
INTRODUCTION
MANY SMALL TRIBES -- LOCATIONS
REMNANTS OF MIAMI TRIBE
DIFFERENCE WITH QUAPAW AND OSAGE
CONCERNING ALLOTMENTS OF QUAPAWS
BEN QUAPAW PLACE
CONCERNING MEETING PLACES AND CEMETERIES
MATHIAS SPLITLOG WAS LEADER OF SENECAS
PRESERVING TRIBAL CUSTOMS AND LANGUAGE
UNDERSTANDING OTHER LANGUAGES --MIXED
WHAT ABOUT WYANDATT LANGUAGE?
WHAT ABOUT DELAWARE LANGUAGE?
TEACHING YOUNG PEOPLE
QUAPAW CUSTOMS PEYOTE -- BURIAL CUSTOMS
VERY FEW TRADING POSTS IN EARLY DAYS
BAXTER SPRINGS AND SENECA ARE VERY OLD TOWNS
GRINDING CORN IN EARLY DAYS
TOBACCO -- WHEN USE BEGAN AMONG INDIANS
USE OF CEDAR IN CEREMONIES
OLD AND YOUNG INDIANS DON'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
 
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/transcripts/T-443-3.pdf
ALICE CRAWFISH GILMORE, QUAPAW 5/16/69 . T-443-3
TOPICS DISCUSSED:
SELF INTRODUCTION
FAMILY HISTORY AND EARLY EDUCATION
GRANDMOTHER CRAWFISH
PROCEDURE IN SELECTING NAMES FOR CHILDREN
VERY FEW MEMBERS OF QUAPAW TRIBE LEFT TODAY
 
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/transcripts/T-621-2.pdf
BILL CONNER, QUAPAW 12/15/69 . T-621-2
TOPICS DISCUSSED:
INTRODUCTION
SHUCK FACE DANCE
MR. CONNOR'S FAMILY
QUAPAW CUSTOMS - DEAD FEAST
BILL CONNOR'S INDIAN NAMES
INDIAN ART
KACHINA DOLLS
 
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/transcripts/T-620-2.pdf
WILLIAM SHAWNEE, SHAWNEE 11/30/69 . T-620-2
TOPICS DISCUSSED:
PERSONAL HISTORY
DANCES AND CEREMONIES
SINGER OF QUAPAW SONGS
SINGS SONG WITH RUBY DIEBULD
 
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/transcripts/T-620-5.pdf
EMELECE REYNOLDS, CHEROKEE 12/15/69 . T-620-5
GENERAL SUBJECT:
SOME LIFE HISTORY MATERIALS
WORK AMONG THE QUAPAWS
QUAPAW CUSTOMS
FAMILY BACKGROUND
NEIDIFER FAMILY CEMETERY
 
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/transcripts/T-295-3.pdf
WESLEY BEECH, CHEROKEE 7/23/68 . T-295-3
TOPICS DISCUSSED:
OBSERVATION OF EARLY DAY QUAPAW PEOPLE
TOWN OF VINITA IN EARLY DAYS
EARLY DAY FARMING USE OF RAILROAD
NO ROADS IN EARLY DAYS NO POLICE NOR LAWS
 
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/duke/transcripts/T-443-2.pdf
LOTTIE DAWES, OTTAWA 5/16/69 . T-443-2
TOPICS DISCUSSED:
SELF INTRODUCTION
EARLY EDUCATION '
FAMILY LIFE OF INFORMANT
NAMES OF SEVERAL CHIEFS OF THE TRIBES