Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews

Titles Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews
Description This project chronicles the lives of Minnesota Indians who lived during World War II and are part of "Minnesota's Greatest Generation". Some of the subjects discussed include growing up on a reservation; attending government run boarding schools; powwows; the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC]; the Works Progress Administration [WPA]; enlisting in the armed forces; past and present life at the Red Lake Indian Reservation; the Great Depression; combat experiences during World War II; life after the war; the dropping of the atomic bombs; Indian cultural identity and traditions; the American Indian Movement; and views on the Cold War and Iraq War.
Quantity 1 project
35.5 hours sound cassettes
684 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewee: Amyotte, William
Interviewee: Barrett, Rachel
Interviewee: Clark, Vernon
Interviewee: Drouillard, James
Interviewee: Good, Bert
Interviewee: Light, Bill
Interviewee: McKenzie, Roberta
Interviewee: Olson, Ernest
Interviewee: Pindegayosh, Michael
Interviewee: Strong, Ruth Ann Boshey
Interviewee: Tibbetts, B. L. Sr.
Interviewee: Wabasha, Ernest
Interviewee: Wabasha, Vernell
Interviewee: Williams, Maude
Interviewee: Wipson, James
Interviewer: White, Karissa
Interviewer: Horrigan, Brian
Interviewer: Petry, Ben F.
Dates Creation: 2006
Holding Type Oral History - Project
Identifiers OH 118 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.31 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Rachel Barrett'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Jim Clark'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Vernon D. Clark'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with James W. Drouillard, Sr.'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Bert O. Good'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with William N. Amyotte'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Bill Light'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Ernest Olson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Ruth Ann Strong'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with James L. Wipson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Roberta McKenzie'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Ernest and Vernell Wabasha'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Maude Williams'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Michael Pindegayosh'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassettes: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with B.L. Tibbetts, Sr.'

User Comments

  • Ann Schroeder on October 28, 2016 10:10:38 AM
    I am looking for portions of this collection that record experiences of life in one of Minnesota's Indian Boarding Schools.

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