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Gracie Begay is a member of the Western Shoshone Te-Moak tribe in Wells, Nevada. She was seventy-eight when this video was recorded. Gracie speaks of her great-great-grandfather Captain Joe Gilbert and the people from Austin and Reese River (Yomba)…

Georgianna Price is a Western Shoshone from Battle Mountain, part of the Te-Moak Tribe. Georgianna begins her oral history by highlighting her time growing up and going to school in Battle Mountain. She speaks about the Battle Mountain camp, and how…

Ronnie Dixon is a Western Shoshone from the Battle Mountain Band, born and delivered by his grandmother on the Battle Mountain Colony, and was raised in Battle Mountain. He was also raised by his grandmother and grandfather. He tells us about the…

Earl and Beverly Crum speak about the different types of traditional Shoshone songs sung during different ceremonies and events. They speak about how songs are more than just a melody but include a story and sometimes a moral. They also talk about…

Oral History interview with Clara Woodson and Gracie Begay, Western Shoshone from Elko and Wells, NV on 16 March 2006. Clara Woodson was born in Battle Mountain. She tells us about her family and who they worked for, how they lived, and what…

Elizabeth “Liz” Brady was born in Elko, NV between the Elko Smoke Shop and I-80 where the old Elko Senior Citizens Center was located. Her father’s name was Sontag Jackson whose grandparents were from the Austin area and were part…

Illain Tybo Premo was born to Ada Cortez Johnson and Cortez Charlie who were from the Beowawe/Cortez area. Her ancestors came from Smoky Valley and the Austin area. During her childhood she speaks about moving all around Western Shoshone territory to…

Edith and Adele Fisk are Western Shoshone from Battle Mountain, NV and are currently residing in Elko, NV. Edith and Adele speak about the history of Battle Mountain while they were growing up. They speak about their families and what it was like…
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