Illaine Premo - Oral history (11/30/2009)

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Title

Illaine Premo - Oral history (11/30/2009)

Subject

Oral history interview with Illaine Premo, Western Shoshone from Battle Mountain, NV on 11/30/2009

Description

Illain Tybo Premo was born to Ada Cortez Johnson and Cortez Charlie who were from the Beowawe/Cortez area. Her ancestors came from Smoky Valley and the Austin area. During her childhood she speaks about moving all around Western Shoshone territory to places such as Elko, Battle Mountain, and South Fork. She speaks about living in both Battle Mountain and South Fork reservation. She also speaks about her grandmother Minnie, who was a medicine woman, who lived in Battle Mountain and taught Illain traditional lifeways of the Shoshone. She was taught traditions such as picking nuts and berries, hunting deer and rabbit, using traditional medicines, and getting up early and doing chores. She also speaks about attending Stewart Indian School after 8th grade. She also tells us a few Shoshone stories including the Toya Deanapa (Mountain boy), Tso’ovich (stone man), and ba’a wa’a (water-babies). She ends her narrative by cautioning the younger generations about using alcohol and drugs.

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Creator

Great Basin Indian Archives

Source

Great Basin Indian Archives - GBIA 024

Publisher

Great Basin Indian Archives

Date

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

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/373

Language

English; some Shoshoni

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Norm Cavanaugh

Interviewee

Illaine Premo

Location

Duck Valley Reservation (Owyhee, NV)

Transcription

http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/admin/files/show/566

Original Format

DVD and VOB format

Duration

00:45:58

Files

Illaine Premo picture 1.jpg
GBIA 024 Illaine Premo 11-30-2009fn.pdf

Citation

Great Basin Indian Archives, “Illaine Premo - Oral history (11/30/2009),” Humanities Center at Great Basin College, accessed December 8, 2021, https://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/items/show/372.

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