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U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Oral History Project: Interview with Melvin Longclaws
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Melvin Longclaws was born on February 13, 1957 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada to Eliza Longclaws and Clifford Chaske. He was raised at Sioux Village until he was 8 years old when he went into Boarding School until he was 14. He was reunited with his family until age 18 when he went into the military. Upon completion of military duty, he became a roofer for 25 years in various places including Calgary, Winnipeg and Brandon. Upon retirement he returned to the Long Plain Reserve, Manitoba. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Perspectives on War, Shared History, Manifest Destiny, Dakota Hopes for the Future, Dakota Contributions to North America.
Quantity 1 digital file
5 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:13:40 minutes running time
Creation Interviewer: Locke, Deborah
Narrator: Longclaws, Melvin
Made in Manitoba, Canada
Subjects Dakota Indians
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Made in Manitoba, Canada
Dates Creation: 01/19/2012
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Accession Number AV2011.45.40
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Oral History Project'