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Document Details


Title: Val Norman
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Wind River Historical Center. Archives
Collection: Wind River Oral History Collection
Description: Started at the Government School at age 5, ran away all the time, military discipline at the school. School ram. Drill routines, drill teams of ex-cavalry troopers. Punishment for running away in the “block house.” Army issue. Learning to speak with an English accent. Gardens and 4-H and fairs. Tent dances and tent gatherings. Eye trouble and eye operations, TB. Things eased up when the school became a day school. Loss of traditional ways. Language. Traditional dances changed to Pow Wows. Community dance hall, tent camps and Christmas dances and gatherings at the hall. Homesickness at school; parents wanted to keep their kids home. Kindergarten. Making beds military style. Long term effects of school life. Police and school disciplinarians.
Extent: 24 pages
URL: http://www.windriverhistory.org/archives/oralhistory/Resources/NORMAN.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1991 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Norman, Val
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: American Indian
Document date: 02-Feb-1991
Interviewer: Kahin, Sharon
Locations discussed: Dubois, WY; North America; United States; Wyoming
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Indian; Community; Dubois (Wyo.)--History; Dubois, WY; Education; Historic sites--Dubois (Wyo.); Indian reservations; Indians of North America; North America; Oral history; United States; Wyoming
Topics discussed - Other terms: Native American languages
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024535-26214