Theresa Sam - Oral history (03/18/2016)

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Title

Theresa Sam - Oral history (03/18/2016)

Subject

Oral history interview with Theresa Sam, Western Shoshone from Duckwater Reservation, NV on 03/18/2016

Description

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

Theresa Sam is a Western Shoshone from the Duckwater Reservation, NV and is part of the Blackeye family.  She begins her narrative by telling us how, when she was a teenager, she started going to school at Stewart.  She then goes on to explain how the Duckwater Reservation started in 1942 and how people from Smoky Valley, Reese River, and Cherry Creek (where her family came from) came to the reservation.  She then explains how she took part in the 1956 Relocation Act which landed her in Chicago and eventually became a nurse at Illinois Masonic Hospital.  Theresa then speaks about the issues that occurred with the children of Duckwater and the local schools.  Her and other members of the Duckwater community took action which resulted in the creation of the school at Duckwater Reservation.

Interviewed by Norm Cavanaugh

Creator

Great Basin Indian Archives

Source

Great Basin Indian Archives - GBIA 054

Publisher

Great Basin Indian Archives

Date

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

Contributor

Norm Cavanaugh [interviewer]; James Hedrick [GBIA/VHC]; Scott A. Gavorsky [VHC]; 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 © 2017.
Consent form on file (administrator access only): http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/admin/items/show/347

Language

English; Shoshoni

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Norm Cavanaugh

Interviewee

Theresa Sam

Location

Duckwater Reservation (Sam residence)

Transcription

http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/admin/files/show/559

Original Format

DVD, MP4, and AVI format

Duration

00:27:56

Files

Theresa Sam picture 2.jpg
GBIA 054 Theresa Sam 3-18-2016.pdf

Citation

Great Basin Indian Archives, “Theresa Sam - Oral history (03/18/2016),” Digital Humanities of the Great Basin at Great Basin College, accessed July 19, 2019, https://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/items/show/292.

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