Susette LaFlesche Tibbles (Bright-Eyes)
Died: 1903 AD, at 49 years of age.
1854 - Was born in Bellevue.
1862-1869 - She was raised on the Omaha reservation and attended the Presbyterian.
1869 - Her desire to further her education, arrangements, for her to attend the Elizabeth Institute for Young Ladies, a private school at Elizabeth, New Jersey.
1877 - Ponca tribe was dislocated to Indian Territory. Iron Eye's mother was Ponca, and so he went to Indian Territory to investigate conditions under which the Ponca were living. Susette went along.
1879 - Susette was Standing Bear's interpreter during the trial in May.
1882 - Susette and Thomas Tibbles were married.
1886 - Continued their lecture tours in the East, and traveled to England and Scotland for a ten-month tour.
1891 - They traveled to Pine Ridge in southwestern South Dakota to inquire about the Battle of Wounded Knee and problems of native Americans at the reservation there.
1893-1895 - Tibbles lived in Washington D.C. where he worked as a newspaper correspondent.
1902 - She continued to write, lecture, and to advocate Indian concerns before government committees. Thomas Tibbles and Bright Eyes moved to Bancroft.
1903 - She died there on the 26th of May at her home near Bancroft at the age of 49.
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