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Boyd Graham addresses students at the Shoshone Community Language Initiative (SCLI) program at Great Basin College. Boyd Graham begins his address by introducing himself to the students, and then he speaks about how there are different dialects among…

Virginia Jones is a Shoshone-Paiute from the Duck Valley reservation. She begins her oral history by describing the different types of drums that she currently own and how they are used in powwows, hand games, or circle dancing. She also tells us…

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…

This clip is the ‘Walking of the Flags’ during the 8th Annual Shoshonean Language Reunion that was hosted by Reno-Sparks Indian Colony on the 14th – 16th of August in 2007. Each flag in the march represents the different tribes/groups involved…

Raymond Yowell is a Shoshone who was born in Elko, Nevada on September 23, 1929. He spoke of his birth and the eventual adoption by his relative Frank and Annie Charley from Smoky Valley. Raymond also spoke of traditional medicines, traditional…

Nevada Penoli was born in Wells, Nevada, and has lived there for 74 years. Nevada spoke about growing up in the area pine-nutting with her Grandmother and the rest of her family. She illustrates how her family lived back when she was a young girl.…

Oral History Interview with Dan Blossom, Western Shoshone from Battle Mountain, NV on 03/27/2012This oral history contains significant Shoshone language conversation, and is recommended for usage by community language teachers. Dan Blossom (Cho Cho…

Keith Honaker was born at the Indian hospital in Schurz, NV in 1960. His grandmother’s family is part of the Blackeye family, and his grandfather’s family is part of the Sam family. He speaks about his experience as an Army brat, and how…

Inspired by the simple question asked by a godchild at bedtime, Vince Juaristi ponders why the Basque have become by a multitude of measures one of the most successful immigrant communities in the United States. He identifies four key factors which…

Laura Stark Rainey is a Western Shoshone from the Ely Shoshone Tribe part of the Western Shoshone Nation. Laura took us on a tour of the Cave Lake State Park and surrounding areas describing the hunting and gathering practices of the Western…
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