U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Oral History Project: Interview with Carol Merrick


Titles U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Oral History Project: Interview with Carol Merrick
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Carol Merrick was born on February 22, 1949 at Long Plain Reserve in Manitoba, Canada to Angus Merrick and Flora Myron. She grew up on the Long Plain Reserve. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Dakota Life Today, Family, Inter-Cultural Relationships, The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Aftermath of War, Hopes for the Future.
Quantity 1 digital file
7 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:15:24 minutes running time
Creation Interviewer: Locke, Deborah
Interviewee: Merrick, Carol
Made in: Manitoba, Canada
Subjects Dakota Indians
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Dates Creation: 01/19/2012
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers (Library Call Number)
AV2011.45.41 (Accession Number)
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Oral History Project'

User Comments

  • Emily Merrick on August 23, 2022 12:45:15 PM
    Boozhoo, hello, My name is Emily Merrick. I currently reside in Long Plain. I am a great-great niece of Carol Merrick and a great-great-great granddaughter of Frank Merrick Sr. The Merrick family(s) is/are a smaller Native clan and it is my understanding it is because we were not originally from Canada and fled up here during the Dakota War. With that being said, our history is becoming harder to come by due to the fact that many of the family Elders/Knowledge Keepers, including my Aunty Carol, have passed. The Merrick Family history is strife with important information, not only for our family but for Long Plain and Canada as well. It is important that it should one day be memorialized forever. My father, Randy Merrick, son of Mervin Merrick who was the son of Angus Merrick, and I are taking that initiative to collect as much of our family history before all of the older Merrick generations pass. I am only 23 years of age but have found it my duty to be a Knowledge Keeper one day m

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