Keith Honaker - Oral history (03/09/2016)
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 that contributed to his success later in life. He also tells of his childhood speaking mostly Shoshoni, how he would listen to elder’s storytelling, and how difficult or unique it was growing up on the Duckwater Reservation. He graduated from White Pine high school in Ely, NV, University of Nevada – Reno, NV with his Bachelor’s degree in teaching, and how he obtained his Master’s degree “out of necessity”. Keith also speaks about his time teaching at the reservation as well as in New York. Moreover, he tells his audience about the Relocation Act (1956) and the consequential creation of the American Indian Movement (AIM).
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