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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Ruth Ann Strong
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ruth Ann Boshey Strong was born in 1925 in Burntside Lake, Minnesota. Her early schooling was done in Ely, Minnesota and Pipestone, Minnesota. She eventually moved to Nett Lake where she met her husband. She worked for Burntside Lodge and raised a family. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Childhood memories: going swimming, gathering food, ricing; taking care of her grandmother; school experiences in Ely and Pipestone; moving to Nett Lake and meeting her husband; her husband's military service in World War II; going to powwows; her strained relationship with her husband; raising her children; adopting her nephew and his son; growing up during the Great Depression; the Works Progress Administration [WPA] and the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC]; food shortages; modernization of the reservation.
3 hours sound cassettes
39 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Interviewee: Strong, Ruth Ann Boshey
Interviewer: White, Karissa
Interviewer: Horrigan, Brian
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 118 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.31.10 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews'