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Document Details


Title: Joseph John Moreno
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: California State University, Long Beach. Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive
Collection: American Indian Studies: American Indian Lives
Description: Moreno was raised among the Kumeyaay (Diegeno) and Payoomkachoom (Luiseno) people in the present day Pala, Escondido, and San Diego area. After his parents separated, when he was four years old, he was placed in an orphanage in Anaheim, where he remained for one year, during which time he had learned some English. After he returned to live with his father, the family moved around quite a bit and he was pulled out of school for long stretches to work. At the age of fourteen, he left home briefly and then returned and worked in the sugar beet fields until age eighteen. From 1917 to 1927, Moreno worked in construction in San Pedro and then returned home to care for his father. During the Depression, he rode the rails and worked at a variety of jobs in Arizona and Mexico.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Moreno, Joseph John, 1898(?)-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1898
Speaker place of birth: Encinitas, CA; California; United States; North America
Speaker race: Multiracial
Speaker occupation: Construction worker; Labor union official; Laborer
Document date: Undated
Locations discussed: Arizona; California; Encinitas, CA; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agricultural laborers; Arizona; Artists; California; Encinitas, CA; Indian reservations; Indians of North America--Biography; Indians of North America--Ethnic identity; Indians of North America--History; Indians of North America--Rites and ceremonies; Indians of North America--Social conditions; Labor unions--Officials and employees; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0035138-38706