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The Great Basin Indian Archives @ VHC is a collaborative digital exhibition of Western Shoshone oral histories, language and cultural resources to help revitalize the Western Shoshone language and preserve the living culture.
Shoshone Community Language Initiative (SCLI) 2017 Graduates Twelve Students
Shoshone Community Language Initiative (SCLI) 2017 Graduates
The 2017 Shoshone Community Language Initiative graduated its first group of Western Shoshone students from across the United States at a graduation ceremony at the Great Basin College Theater on Friday, 4 August 2017.
The graduates from both the first year (Beginning Shoshone) and second year (Advanced Shoshone) classes were:
|Beginning Shoshone||Advanced Shoshone|
|Miya Banuelos||Lauren Carpenter|
|Brianna Esaw||Jade Conklin|
|Kameron Gonzales||Da'Shalyne Esaw|
|Breeyanna Hooper||Anthony Maggio|
|Terry Don Howard||Princess Mason|
|Cristian Perez||Adam Nalley|
The Shoshone Community Language Initiative (SCLI) is a four-and-a-half week summer program for Shoshone high school students hosted by the Great Basin College’s Great Basin Indian Archives Program and the Western Shoshone communities of northeastern Nevada. In addition to studying the Shoshone language, students met with local Western Shoshone Elders to learn about the culture and spent weekends visting local communities and historical sites.
Semahte Wahatte man To'ainkanna (Twelve)
If you missed Semahte Wahatte man To'ainkanna (Twelve), a traditional tale of the seasons and months as performed by the 2014 SYLAP students, we are proud to present it here:
Video courtesy of the the University of Utah Shoshoni Language Project.
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It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Howard Hickson on 2 July 2015. The Virtual Humanities Center and the entire Great Basin College community extend our sincerest sympathies to the Hickson family and friends.
Elko Daily Free Press Obituary
Howard Hickson's Histories are true stories about Northeastern Nevada's colorful past, written with wry humor and keen insight into the sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, sometimes downright eerie lives of cowboys, miners, and gamblers, villains and saints and men and women of both extremes, who've inhabited or passed through the region.
Writer, photographer, and museologist Howard Hickson was Director Emeritus of the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko. He came to Elko expecting to spend only one year here. Love of the area and its people kept him here, where he spent his time collecting and writing about Northeastern Nevada.
The collection is a cultural treasure that Great Basin College is privileged to make available to the world.
The VHC is currently importing Hickson's stories into our searchable database, and we present here a few of our favorites.
The complete original archive can be viewed online at http://www.gbcnv.edu/howh/