Elder History Showing 2015

2015 Shoshone Elders honored
Presentation of Elders honored in 2015

View 2015 Elder Oral History Presentation Event

On 11 June 2015, seventeen Western Shoshone Elders were honored for oral histories added to the Great Basin Indian Archives collections. These oral histories are presented below.

NOTICE - January 2017 - The GBIA is currently updating the oral history videos to a new server. The complete list of Elders will be available soon.

If a transcript has been completed, click Transcript available to view the transcript in a new window. Transcripts will be added as they become available.

If you would like to search the collection or need help, the "Using the GBIA Online Collections" video can guide you through the basic steps.

Featured Stories of the Great Basin

Gracie Begay
Wells, Nevada - 27 June 2014
Interviewed by Norm Cavanaugh

Gracie Begay discusses her family history and introduces the members of her family.

GBIA 040 [view full record]
Transcript pending

Delaine Stark Spilsbury
Laura Stark Rainey

Duckwater, Nevada - 28 May 2014
Interviewed by Norm Cavanaugh

Delaine Spilsbury and Laura Stark Rainey discuss their childhood experiences growing up in Ely and family stories. 

GBIA 037 [view full record]
Transcript available [English with some Shoshone]

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