Edith & Adele Fisk - Oral history (03/27/2012)

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Title

Edith & Adele Fisk - Oral history (03/27/2012)

Subject

Oral history interview with Edith & Adele Fisk, Western Shoshone from Battle Mountain, NV, on 03/27/2012

Description

Edith and Adele Fisk are Western Shoshone from Battle Mountain, NV and are currently residing in Elko, NV. Edith and Adele speak about the history of Battle Mountain while they were growing up. They speak about their families and what it was like growing up in a segregated town. For instance, they spoke about how trivial it was speaking a different language at home versus at school. Although, they do speak about how their teacher watched over them like a parent. They also recall their parents’ and grandparents’ stories which referred to contact between the Western Shoshone, emigrants, and U.S. Calvary soldiers as well as the traditional Shoshone tales. They also speak about their genealogy as well as how contact has contributed to the degradation of the Western Shoshonean culture and how doing oral histories and recording stories will help younger generations keep up the Shoshonean culture.

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Read Edith and Adele Fisk Oral History Transcript [pdf file]

Creator

Great Basin Indian Archives

Source

Great Basin Indian Archives - GBIA 028

Publisher

Great Basin Indian Archives

Date

03/27/2012 [27 March 2012]; 2012 March 27

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/378

Language

English; some Shoshoni

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Norm Cavanaugh

Interviewee

Edith and Adele Fisk

Location

Elko, NV (Adele Fisk residence)

Transcription

http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/admin/files/show/574

Original Format

DVD and VOB format

Duration

00:51:30

Files

Edith and Adele Fisk picture 1.jpg
GBIA 028 Edith & Adele Fisk 3-27-2012fn (1).pdf

Citation

Great Basin Indian Archives, “Edith & Adele Fisk - Oral history (03/27/2012),” Digital Humanities of the Great Basin at Great Basin College, accessed May 26, 2019, https://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/items/show/377.

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