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Name Chase, Hiram, 1861-1928
Born 09/09/1861
Birthplace Macy, Nebraska
Father Chase, Hiram
Mother Nunzainza
Notes Attorney, Judge, and Native American civil rights advocate, Hiram Chase, of the Omaha tribe, served as County Judge and County Attorney of Thurston County in the 1890's. He was among the co-founders of the Society of American Indians, the nation's first Native American civil rights organization. An 1889 graduate of the Cincinnati Law School (now the University of Cincinnati School of Law) Judge Chase made several appearances before the U.S. Supreme Court, both as counsel and as plaintiff. He died at Chadron while visiting his daughter. Preceeded in death by his wife of 33 years, he was survived by seven children.
Spouse Chase, Cynthia (Snyder), 1863-1915, Chase, Nellie (Sheridan) Springer, 1866-1929
Children Chase, Margaret (died in infancy)
Ammons, Isabelle (Chase), 1884-1956
Poppe, Gertrude Jane (Chase), 1886-1976
Schleppenbach, Ethelyn M. (Chase), 1889-1945
Chase, Thurman Samuel, 1890-1961
Chase, Hiram J., 1895-1960
Chase, Russell Harmon, 1897-1976
Chase, Donald, 1901-1967
Chase, Kenneth D., 1906-1971
Deceased 12/03/1928
Deceased where Chadron, Nebraska

Associated Records

Image of RG0885.AM - RG0885 Chase, Hiram, 1861-1928

RG0885.AM - RG0885 Chase, Hiram, 1861-1928

The collection contains biographical information about Hiram Chase, III, of Pender, Nebraska, which highlights his legal career. An obituary tells of his life and family. An excerpt from the biography of Hiram Chase, III, written in 1940 by his son Hiram Chase, IV provides insight into his father's personality and character. Hiram Chase III and his partner Thomas Sloan had the first Indian law office in the United States in Pender, Nebraska. Also included are biographical information photocopied from several other publications in the NSHS library.

Image of RG1289.PH000008-000004 - Stereograph

RG1289.PH000008-000004 - Stereograph

This is a stereoview showing members of the Omaha Indian Tribe seated on ground or standing in the background. It is identified as "Chiefs and Policemen" posing with Omaha Agent Painter. Painter is seated on the right, wearing a wide-brimmed hat, and the man seated to his left is identified as Omaha Chief Pa-de-gi-e. In the background can be seen open prairie and stacks of cut lumber. Also in photo is Hiram Chase (not sure which one he is).

Image of RG1289.PH000031-000150 - Negative, Sheet Film

RG1289.PH000031-000150 - Negative, Sheet Film

This is a group photo of: (back) Silas Wood, Ardent Sauconci and Jim Blackbird. (Front) Dan Webster, Jacob Parker and Hiram Chase. This was shot in a house or office building where a library can be seen in the background. Also in the background is a candle-stick phone on a desk. All the men are dressed in heavy coats and suits.

Image of RG2026.PH0-000069 - Print, Photographic

RG2026.PH0-000069 - Print, Photographic

Photograph of a Native American church meeting.

Image of RG2411.PH0-007642 - Print, Photographic

RG2411.PH0-007642 - Print, Photographic

Interior studio portrait of Hiram Chase.