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Document Details


Title: Lillian Hereford
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Wind River Historical Center. Archives
Collection: Wind River Oral History Collection
Series: Item 1 of Series Lillian Hereford
Description: Language remedies for whooping cough—skunk oil and castor oil, T.B., mother cooked in dude ranches. Washakie. Schools. “Good Citizen Cash Store.” Farming taught at school, Christmas at the school. Dad worked as a farmer and ag teacher. Prejudice between full bloods and half bloods. Learning bead work. For Washakie Day School Mrs. Schultz, wife of author, Willard Schultz, ran an arts and crafts outlet to seel beadwork for the women during the Depression. Doing beadwork to make ends meet. Prairie dogs and the “plague” (Tick Fever). Lengthy explanation of doctoring for whooping cough with feather and skunk oil, trachoma, other health problems, T.B., bad teeth. “Government Issue” goods and GI brand on horses. Alcoholism. Mental abuse by older girls at boarding school to younger ones. Run-aways at school, brings kids back in wagons. Shoshone-Arapaho relations. Black troops at Fort Washakie, mixed race, Irish. More on half-breeds and full-bloods. Language barrier in healthcare. Traditional Indian medicine in psychology. Alcoholism and effect on family. Bad times from starvation, travel through Yellowstone from Montana. Worked in alcoholism program at Sheridan. Response to psychiatrists—being “sick in the heart.” Going to school in Lander.
Extent: 32 pages
URL: http://www.windriverhistory.org/archives/oralhistory/Resources/HEREFORD1.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1991 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Hereford, Lillian, 1924-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 14-Sep-1924
Speaker race: American Indian
Age at speaking: 67
Document date: 04-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: OHI0024545-26228