Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post Oral History Project: Interview with Batiste Sam
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Batiste Sam was born on the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation in 1914 and resided in the Mille Lacs area all her life. Batiste was an employee of Harry and Jennette Ayer during the 1930s, helping in the kitchen area of the restaurant and cleaning the cabins that were located on both sides of Highway 169. Batiste Sam was the mother of the late Arthur Gahbow, who was the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chairman for nineteen years. At the time of the interview Batiste was employed during the summer months with the Minnesota Historical Society as a tour guide. In the winter, she did craftwork which she sold at the Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: General information on Mille Lacs Indian Trading Post, including descriptions of interior of buildings, general operation of the trading post, and descriptions of Harry and Jeannette Ayer.
Quantity 70 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Godfrey, Dr. Anthony Ph.D.
Interviewee: Sam, Batiste
Made in Vineland, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Vineland, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 11/07/1991
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 35
Accession Number AV1993.198.5
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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