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Document Details


Title: Dorothy Peche and Zedora Enos
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Wind River Historical Center. Archives
Collection: Wind River Oral History Collection
Description: Life at Fort Washakie Government School, sanitary conditions, punishment, bullying of younger students by older one, language, problems with boys climbing into girls dormitories for sex, “jail” for students. Talks about Cheyenne students, lice cutting students braids, sewing uniforms, wearing government issue clothing, methods of treating trachoma, ginger for menstrual problems, whipping students, Diets compared to home, wild game during the Depression, gardens, white squatters on the reservation, trapping during the Depression, changes in social conditions, violence, drugs, alcohol. Her Navajo husband was a forest ranger, worked at CCC caps, tent camps, women got together to hook rugs and sew.
Extent: 34 pages
URL: http://www.windriverhistory.org/archives/oralhistory/Resources/PECHE.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1991 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Enos, Zedora
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker race: American Indian
Document date: 08-Mar-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: OHI0024537-26217