Beverly Brazzanovich & Harold Miller - Oral history (10/12/2006)

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Title

Beverly Brazzanovich & Harold Miller - Oral history (10/12/2006)

Subject

Oral history interview with Beverly Brazzanovich & Harold Miller, Northern Paiute from Eastern Nevada on 10/12/2006

Description

Beverly Brazzanovich and Harold Miller are both Paiute from eastern Nevada. Harold Miller was born in 1927, and whose native name is Bazinokwah, is from the Walker River reservation near Schurz, NV. Beverly Brazzanovich, on the other hand, heralds from the Pyramid Lake Tribe by Pyramid Lake, NV. Harold begins the interview by speaking about the Depression and how many natives worked on ranches, and how his parents met one another at Stewart Indian School and eventually married. He also speaks of his childhood, being raised by his grandparents, and going to the Indian School in Schurz. Likewise, Beverly was partially raised by her grandparents on a homestead or ranch called the Potato Patch. Both speak of the native Paiute culture including women’s rights of passage, hunting practices, religious teachings, taboos, folk tales, and harvesting practices. They both emphasize how the younger generations, by means of assimilation and contact with other groups, have lost many indigenous cultural practices including their native language.

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Creator

Great Basin Indian Archives

Source

Great Basin Indian Archives - GBIA 010

Publisher

Great Basin Indian Archives

Date

10/12/2006 [12 October 2006]; 2006 October 12

Contributor

Norm Cavanuagh [interviewer]; James Hedrick [GBIA/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):

Language

English; some Paiute

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Norm Cavanaugh

Interviewee

Beverly Brazzanovich & Harold Miller

Location

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony [Reno, NV]

Transcription

http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/admin/files/show/534

Original Format

DVD and VOB format

Duration

01:02:40

Files

Beverly Brazzanovich and Harold Miller picture.jpg
GBIA 010 Beverly Brazzanovich & Harold Miller 10-12-2006fn.pdf

Citation

Great Basin Indian Archives, “Beverly Brazzanovich & Harold Miller - Oral history (10/12/2006),” Digital Humanities of the Great Basin at Great Basin College, accessed September 22, 2019, https://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/items/show/354.

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