Johnny Bobb - Oral history (09/20/2014)

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Title

Johnny Bobb - Oral history (09/20/2014)

Subject

Oral History Interview with Johnny Bobb, Western Shoshone from Yomba, NV, on 09/20/2014

Description

Johnny Bobb is a Western Shoshone from the Yomba reservation. He was born near Austin, Nevada and was raised by his grandma and grandpa. Johnny tells us of his up-bringing and how his grandparents were concerned with traditional practices being passed on. He explains how most of his relatives came from Smoky Valley, Monitor Valley, and Little Antelope Valley. Johnny describes how he learned to pick medicines for ceremonies and how they work together with prayer. He goes on to speak about Indian Health Services, the 1863 Ruby Valley Treaty, and the Nevada (Nuclear) Test Site down in Yucca, NV. Johnny also tells us about the pioneers coming through the Shoshone’s ancestral territories and how contact occurred. He goes on to speak about the importance of tradition, the water, the Shoshone language, and ceremonies and how they need to be carried on by younger generations.
 
Interviewed by Norm Cavanaugh

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Creator

Great Basin Indian Archives

Source

Great Basin Indian Archives - GBIA 042

Publisher

Great Basin Indian Archives

Date

09/20/2017 [ 20 September 2014]; 2014 September 20

Contributor

James Hedrick [interviewer]; Andrew Moore [GBIA]; Scott A. Gavorsky [VHC]; 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/files/show/487

Language

English; Shoshone

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

James Hedrick

Interviewee

Johnny Bobb

Location

Yomba, NV [Yomba reservation]

Transcription

http://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/admin/files/show/503

Original Format

DVD, MP4, and AVI Format

Duration

00:17:34

Files

Johnny Bobb picture.jpg
GBIA 042 Johnny Bobb 9-20-2014fn (1).pdf

Citation

Great Basin Indian Archives, “Johnny Bobb - Oral history (09/20/2014),” Humanities Center at Great Basin College, accessed December 10, 2019, https://humanities.gbcnv.edu/omeka/items/show/89.

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