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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Donna Kay Campbell
Ronald Courteaux, Marie M. Foret, & Audrey Westerman
Clyde M. Dion
Rita and Howard Dion
Mary and Antoine Francis
Dr. James E. LaNasa
Stacy Molinere and Rebecca Guidry
L.W. Grey Hawk Perkins
Brenda Dardar Robichaux
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