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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Roberta McKenzie
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Roberta McKenzie was born in 1928 in Red Lake, Minnesota. During high school she attended school in both Oklahoma (9th and 11th grade) and Minnesota (10th and 12th grade). McKenzie then worked for Greyhound and a meat packing plant in Sioux City, Iowa. She attended business school in Bemidji and went to work for the University of Minnesota Department of Medical Laboratories upon graduating. She recently finished her schooling at the Tribal College in Red Lake. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Living with her aunt and uncle while going to school in Oklahoma; going to school in Minnesota; gardening and canning while growing up; attending powwows and Indian celebrations; rationing and food stamps; her brother enlisting in the army; giving birth to a daughter; working at a meat packing plant in Sioux City; attending business school while working in Bemidji; raising her children; working for Greyhound and the University of Minnesota; exposure to the discrimination of Indians in Bemidji; attending Tribal College in Red Lake; attending sporting events where Red Lake High School was a participant.
2 hours sound cassettes
53 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Interviewee: McKenzie, Roberta
Interviewer: White, Karissa
Made in: Red Lake, Beltrami County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 118 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.31.7 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews'