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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Maude Williams
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Maude Williams was born in 1917 on an Indian reservation in Lower Sioux, Minnesota. She attended Indian school in South Dakota and eventually went to work at a hospital. During the war she spent time working for 3M and Armour and Company, aiding with the war effort. Williams married after the war and adopted a daughter. She, along with her family, moved back to Lower Sioux after spending several years in different locations around the country. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up on an Indian reservation; family relations; attending Indian school in South Dakota; working at a hospital as a nurse; rationing; dealing with friends going off to war; helping with the war effort by working for 3M and Armour and Company; moving to San Francisco and getting married; moving to Chicago; adopting a daughter; moving to Arkansas and back to Lower Sioux; experiencing civil rights demonstrations and Vietnam War protests; the effects of the Works Progress Administration [WPA] and the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC].
3 hours sound cassettes
55 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Interviewee: Williams, Maude
Interviewer: White, Karissa
Interviewer: Petry, Ben F.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 118 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.31.13 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews'