United Houma Nation


Size: 22 interviews on 38 recordings

Dates of interviews: 1996, 1997, 2003, 2009, 2010

Principle Interviewer: Daniel D'Oney

Audio Availability: MP3

Processing Status: Unprocessed collection; see note below

Access Restrictions: See individual abstracts

Description: This collection records the experiences of members of the United Houma Nation (UHN) of Southern Louisiana during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The interviewees lived in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but the dialogues also address issues dating back over one hundred before the interviews took place. Not all interviewees in the series are members of the UHN; some are Euro-Americans who worked with, taught, or interacted with the UHN, while others are members of separate Indian groups who lived in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes. Nevertheless, the oral testimonies of those interviewed reflect social and economic conditions of southern Louisiana as they affected (and continue to affect) Native Americans in general and the UHN in particular. All interviews were conducted by Daniel d'Oney for research on his dissertation. Further interviews took place to turn the dissertation into a monograph.

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Interview Abstracts

Jeanette Belanger

Marie Billiot

Jim Blanchard

Whitney Boudreaux

Donna Kay Campbell

Ronald Courteaux, Marie M. Foret, & Audrey Westerman

Clyde M. Dion

Rita and Howard Dion

Marie Dion

Mary and Antoine Francis

Kevin Kelley

Dr. James E. LaNasa

Laise Ledet

Stacy Molinere and Rebecca Guidry

Albert Naquin

Roch Naquin

Roy Parfait

L.W. Grey Hawk Perkins

Brenda Dardar Robichaux

Alice Rothrock

John Silver

Kirby Verret

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