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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews

15 INTERVIEWS

DATE: 2006

INTERVIEWERS: Brian Horrigan, Ben Petry and Karissa White

This project chronicles the lives of Minnesota Indians who lived during World War II and are part of "Minnesota's Greatest Generation". Some of the subjects discussed include growing up on a reservation; attending government run boarding schools; powwows; the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC]; the Works Progress Administration [WPA]; enlisting in the armed forces; past and present life at the Red Lake Indian Reservation; the Great Depression; combat experiences during World War II; life after the war; the dropping of the atomic bombs; Indian cultural identity and traditions; the American Indian Movement; and views on the Cold War and Iraq War.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS: 27 hours 16 minutes

TRANSCRIPTS: 684 pages

Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with William N. Amyotte
William N. Amyotte
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Rachel Barrett
Rachel Barrett
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Jim Clark
Jim Clark
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Vernon D. Clark
Vernon D. Clark
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with James W. Drouillard, Sr.
James W. Drouillard Sr.
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Bert O. Good
Bert O. Good
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Bill Light
Bill Light
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Roberta McKenzie
Roberta McKenzie
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Ernest Olson
Ernest Olson
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Michael Pindegayosh
Michael Pindegayosh
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Ruth Ann Strong
Ruth Ann Strong
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with B.L. Tibbetts, Sr.
B.L. Tibbetts Sr.
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Ernest and Vernell Wabasha
Ernest & Vernell Wabasha
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Maude Williams
Maude Williams
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with James L. Wipson
James L. Wipson