Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Ruth Ann Strong
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ruth Ann Boshey Strong was born in 1925 in Burntside Lake, Minnesota. Her early schooling was done in Ely, Minnesota and Pipestone, Minnesota. She eventually moved to Nett Lake where she met her husband. She worked for Burntside Lodge and raised a family. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Childhood memories: going swimming, gathering food, ricing; taking care of her grandmother; school experiences in Ely and Pipestone; moving to Nett Lake and meeting her husband; her husband's military service in World War II; going to powwows; her strained relationship with her husband; raising her children; adopting her nephew and his son; growing up during the Great Depression; the Works Progress Administration [WPA] and the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC]; food shortages; modernization of the reservation.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassettes
39 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 123
Creation Interviewee: Strong, Ruth Ann Boshey
Interviewer: White, Karissa
Interviewer: Horrigan, Brian
Dates Creation: 06/28/2006
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 118
Accession Number AV2008.31.10
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews'

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