Lorraine & Alvin Sims - Oral history (11/30/2009)

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Title

Lorraine & Alvin Sims - Oral history (11/30/2009)

Subject

Oral history interview with Lorraine and Alvin Sims, members of the Duck Valley (Sho-Pai) tribe on 11/30/2009

Description

Lorrain and Alvin Sims are both members of the Duck Valley Sho-Pai tribe. Alvin speaks first about his parents Edna Charles and Jack Sims and where they came from before moving to the Duck Valley reservation. He also spoke about how his father worked for the Conservation Corps. Moreover he speaks about his relative Captain Sam and how Duck Valley became a reservation. Both Alvin and Lorrain talk about the usage of traditional medicines, and the medicine/spiritual leaders who were traditional doctors within the tribe. Lorrain also speaks about the traditions surrounding right-of-passage and pregnancy. They both recall the traditional way that sweat lodges were also used. They also tell us about how items such as sugar, clothes, and food were rationed when they were younger. They end by cautioning the youth to keep away from drugs and alcohol.

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Read Lorrain and Alvin Sims Oral History Transcript [pdf file]

Creator

Great Basin Indian Archives

Source

Great Basin Indian Archives - GBIA 023

Publisher

Great Basin Indian Archives

Date

11/30/2009 [11 November 2009]; 2009 November 11

Contributor

Norm Cavanaugh [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): http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/admin/items/show/id/371

Language

English; Shoshoni

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Norm Cavanaugh

Interviewee

Lorraine and Alvin Sims

Location

Duck Valley Reservation (Owyhee, NV)

Transcription

http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/admin/files/show/563

Original Format

DVD and VOB format

Duration

00:55:48

Files

Alvin and Lorrain picture.jpg
GBIA 023 Alvin and Lorraine Sims 11-30-2009fn.pdf

Citation

Great Basin Indian Archives, “Lorraine & Alvin Sims - Oral history (11/30/2009),” Humanities Center at Great Basin College, accessed October 28, 2021, https://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/items/show/370.

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