Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post Oral History Project: Interview with Sally Mitchell

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Titles Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post Oral History Project: Interview with Sally Mitchell
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sally Mitchell was born in 1910 in the Pine Center area, approximately fifteen miles from the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation, and lived there the rest of her life. Mrs. Mitchell was an employee of Harry and Jeannette Ayer during the summer months from 1927 until 1950, except in 1941-1942, when she lived in Oregon. She worked in the restaurant area and cleaned cabins. In 1934 she married Joe Mitchell, a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and a worker at the Ayer boat factory. At the time of the interview, she was a retired schoolteacher and a widow, and made craftswork which she sold at the Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Specific information on Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post, including detailed descriptions of interior of general store and museum room, dining hall and restaurant, boat factory, cabins, general operation of the trading post, other employees and descriptions of Harry and Jeannette Ayer.
Quantity 60 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Godfrey, Anthony
Interviewee: Mitchell, Sally
Made in: Vineland, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 11/08/1991
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 35 (Library Call Number)
AV1993.198.4 (Accession Number)
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post Oral History Project'


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