Helen Walker - Oral History (03/18/2016)

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Title

Helen Walker - Oral History (03/18/2016)

Subject

Oral history interview with Helen Walker, Western Shoshone from Duckwater, NV, on 03/18/2016

Description

Helen Walker is from Duckwater Reservation near Eureka, NV she had 3 older sisters, 2 brothers, and 1 younger sister.  Her family was originally from the Smoky Valley area then they were given a house by the government and started ranching in Duckwater.  Her father worked the ranch while she helped her mother garden.  She went to Stuart Indian School and learned housekeeping she also lived in a Ranch in Moapa, NV.  Later in life she worked at the Senior Center in Duckwater as a cook and took the elders to powwows and to go pine-nutting.  She also talks about hand games, sweat lodge and Indian doctoring.  She ends by telling us about the Shoshone language class and the young children taking it.

Interviewed by Norm Cavanaugh

Transcript Pending

Creator

Great Basin Indian Archives

Source

Great Basin Indian Archives - GBIA 051

Publisher

Great Basin Indian Archives

Date

03/18/2016 [18 March 2016]; 2016-03-18

Contributor

Norm Cavanaugh [interviewer]; Scott A. Gavorsky [VHC]; James Hedrick [GBIA/VHC]; Aldun Tybo [community member]; University of Utah SYLAP [streaming video]; Great Basin College; BARRICK Gold of North America

Rights

Non-commercial scholarly and educational use only. Not to be reproduced or published without express permission. All rights reserved. Great Basin Indian Archives © 2016.
Consent form on file (administrator access only): http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/admin/items/show/309

Language

Shoshoni; English

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Norm Cavanaugh

Interviewee

Helen Walker

Location

Duckwater, NV [Duckwater Reservation]

Transcription

http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/admin/files/show/527

Original Format

DVD, MP4 and AVI format

Duration

00:25:43

Files

Citation

Great Basin Indian Archives, “Helen Walker - Oral History (03/18/2016),” Virtual Humanities Center at Great Basin College, accessed November 24, 2017, http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/items/show/294.