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Boundary Changes on the Fond du Lac Reservation oral history interviews

 Collection
Identifier: S2331

Scope and Contents

In 1978 and 1979 historian Barbara Sommer interviewed residents of the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota. The participants discussed and defined changes in the boundary of the Fond du Lac Reservation, MN. They also identified some changes in land use that occurred on the reservation and identified historic sites. The interviews include some spoken Ojibwe words and place names.

The collection consists of audiorecordings of the interviews and one volume containing the project's final report, including background information and bibliography, and transcripts of the interviews. The recordings have been digitized.

Please see individual entries for each interview; titles include participants' names and the name of the project. These interviews were originally restricted from general use from the date of the interview until January 1, 1994

Participants and Interview Dates:

James Blacketter, Sr. and Susan Blacketter Shabaiash, February 20, 1979 (S2331-1)

Elizabeth Danielson, December 19, 1978 (S2331-2)

John Robert "Bob" DuFault, March 1, 1979 (S2331-3)

William D. "Dave" Savage, November 14, 16, 20, 1978 (S2331-4)

Mike Shabaiash with Frank Whitebird, February 13, 15, 20, 1979 (S2331-5)

Nancy Sorenson, April 5, 1979 (S2331-6)

Flora Pineau Whitebird, December 14, 1978 (S2331-7)

Frank Whitebird, December 14, 1978, March 1, 1979 (S2331-8)

Simon Whitebird, January 18, 1979 (S2331-9)

Frank and Flora Whitebird, William D. "Dave" Savage, Simon Whitebird, group interview, December 14, 1978, January 4, 11, 18, 1979 (S2331-10)

Dates

  • 1978-1979

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

In 1978 and 1979 historian Barbara Sommer interviewed residents of the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota. The project included interviews with James Blacketter Sr., Elizabeth Danielson, John Robert "Bob" DuFault, William D. "Dave" Savage, Mike Shabaiash, Susan Blacketter Shabaiash, Nancy Sorenson, Flora Whitebird, Frank Whitebird, and Simon Whitebird.

The participants discussed and defined changes in the boundaries of the Fond du Lac Reservation. They also identified some changes in land use that occurred on the reservation, and identified historic sites. The interviews include some spoken Ojibwe words and place names.

The primary purpose of the project was to obtain and record information available from the residents of the Fond du Lac Reservation concerning the changes in Reservation boudnaries since its establishment by the Treaty of 1854. Secondary purposes included obtaining information about specific land use changes on the reservation and general information about historic sites on or near the reservation. The project was undertaken by Beck and Associates on behalf of the Fond du Lac Reservation Business Committee.

Extent

21.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

In 1978 and 1979 historian Barbara Sommer interviewed residents of the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota. The participants discussed and defined changes in the boundary of the Fond du Lac Reservation, MN. They also identified some changes in land use that occurred on the reservation and identified historic sites. The interviews include some spoken Ojibwe words and place names. The collection consists of audiorecordings of the interviews and one volume containing the project's final report, including background information and bibliography, and transcripts of the interviews.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Archival Collections S2377 Historic Resources Inventory of the Fond du Lac Reservation, Carlton and St. Louis Counties, Minnesota

Physical Description

20 audiotapes + 1 vol. of project information and transcripts; tapes have been digitized to CD

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.

Title
Guide to the Boundary Changes on the Fond du Lac Reservation oral history interviews
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526