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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…

Vivian Cinnabar is a Western Shoshone who resided at Duck Valley Reservation (Owyhee, NV) the majority of her life. She starts her narrative by speaking about contact and conflict between the Western Shoshone and the emigrants who were coming into…

Toby Hilman is a Northern Paiute from the Pyramid Lake Reservation where he grew up until he attended Stewart Indian School. He speaks about being at Stewart and the discipline that was practiced there. Although one thing that he did receive from…

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…

Beverly Brazzanovich and Harold Miller are both Paiute from eastern Nevada. Harold Miller was born in 1927, and whose native name is Bazinokwah, is from the Walker River reservation near Schurz, NV. Beverly Brazzanovich, on the other hand, heralds…

Oral History Interview with Theresa Sam, Western Shoshone from Duckwater Reservation, NV on 03/18/2016This oral history contains significant Shoshone language conversation, and is recommended for usage by community language teachers. Theresa Sam is…

Oral History Interview with Ruby Sam, Western Shoshone from Duckwater Reservation, NV on 04/22/2016This oral history contains significant Shoshone language conversation, and is recommended for usage by community language teachers. Ruby Sam was born…

Delaine George is a Shoshone from the Duckwater tribe, and she is part of the Adams family. Her mother and father came from Beatty, NV. She had 2 brother and 1 sister along with a lot of nieces, nephews, and grandsons. She grew up in Duckwater with…

Katherine Blossom was born in Shurz, Nevada and was part of the Dubadiccada (Pine-nut eaters) Tribe from the Reese River area. She tells us about going to school in Fallon and then UNR, and also how she helped Corbin Harney at Puhambaa (healing…

Delaine Spark Spilsbury and Laura Star Rainey are both Great Basin Shoshone from Ely, Nevada, part of the Western Shoshone. They began this oral history by speaking of their experiences going to grammar and high school as well as growing up during…
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