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Primary Sources: Native Americans - American Indians - Indigenous Americans: Oral History
Indigenous Peoples of the 48 contiguous states of America
"The Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History online provides access to typescripts of interviews (1967 -1972) conducted with hundreds of Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective nations and tribes. Related are accounts of Indian ceremonies, customs, social conditions, philosophies, and standards of living. Members of every tribe resident in Oklahoma were interviewed. "
"The Native Voices exhibition explores the many ideas that contribute to wellness among native peoples. Honoring the native tradition of oral history, the National Library of Medicine has gathered a multitude of healing voices from across the country so that you may hear their stories in their own words. Short excerpts from the interviews can be viewed in this portion of the exhibition website."
"The Oklahoma Native Artists Project is a series of oral history interviews with Native artists, collectors, and gallery owners. The interviews are recorded in audio and video formats, and at the end of each oral history, specific examples of an artist’s work are discussed. The purpose of this project is to highlight the lives and careers of Native artists, to draw attention to the political aspects of making Native art, and to raise awareness of its cultural and economic importance. The first interviews, begun in 2010, included painters, potters, sculptors, photographers and conceptual artists over fifty years of age, most of whom had worked in the field since the 1960s. In 2012, the scope of the project was expanded to include the traditional fine arts and younger artists."
"Transcripts of recordings made with Navajo Indians as part of the American Indian Oral History Collection. They are mainly interviews with reservation Navajos, but also include recordings of community meetings and some interviews with non-Navajos who lived on or near the reservation. Many of the transcripts document personal and family histories with information on social culture, education, ceremonies, legends, language, religion, economy, government and history. The recordings were made by University of New Mexico graduate students, 1967-1972."