U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Oral History Project: Interview with Marina James

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Titles U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Oral History Project: Interview with Marina James
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Marina James was born on January 10, 1937 in Granite Falls, Minnesota to Victoria and Raymond Smoke while her mother and aunt were visiting relatives. Marina attended an Indian Residential School in Portage la Prairie from the age of 4 through 14. She is a member of the Dakota Tipi First Nation in Manitoba, Canada. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing Up, Family, Work, Dakota Culture and Values, Spirituality, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Family in War, Aftermath of War, Dakota Exile/Diaspora, Dakota Life Today, Homeland.
Quantity 1 digital file
22 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:00:37 minutes running time
Creation Interviewer: Locke, Deborah
Interviewee: James, Marina
Made in: Manitoba, Canada
Subjects Dakota Indians
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Dates Creation: 01/18/2012
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers (Library Call Number)
AV2011.45.38 (Accession Number)
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Oral History Project'


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