Mille Lacs Ojibwe Social History Project: Interview with Jessie Clark
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jessie Clark was born in 1925 in Wigwam Bay. She attended Onamia high school and lived in the Vineland area until the 1950s. She then moved to the Twin Cities but continued to visit the reservation on weekends with her husband, James Clark. She worked as guide at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum, taught Ojibwe language in Minneapolis public schools, and attended ceremonial dances regularly. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Extensive discussions of growing up at Wigwam Bay and Vineland in the 1930s and 1940s and seasonal round lifestyle (ricing, fishing, hunting, maple sugaring, etc.). Her memories also include: Harry and Jeannette Ayer and their trading post and her urban experiences in Minneapolis.
62 pages transcript
Content Category: text
Interviewee: Clark, Jessie
Interviewer: Godfrey, Anthony
Made in: Vineland, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 36 (Library Call Number)
AV1993.251.6 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mille Lacs Ojibwe Social History Project'