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Interviews with Hilda Galster, Bertha Fetsch, Alvin Kreutzer, Father Leo F. Kelty, Joe Misry, Rudolph Oborny, L.W. Roberts, and Ida Walker. 00:00:01 - Introduction, Hilda Galster of Marienthal, KS (Interview is muffled)
00:00:10 - Personal history
00:00:56 - Bank Robbery and Fleagle gang living at their ranch
00:08:31 - Austrian folk verse
00:08:52 - Introduction, Bertha Fetsch of Marienthal, KS on June 16, 1962.
00:09:08 - "Indigestible Goat" a reading
00:12:15 - Introduction, Alvin Kreutzer of Marienthal, KS on June 16, 1962.
00:12:40 - Song, "You Are My Sunshine" on violin
00:14:00 - Unnamed Russian song on violin
00:15:08 - Song, "Marienthal is a Nice Little Town" vocal, in German
00:15:32 - Unidentified wedding polka from 1900 played on accordion.
00:16:22 - German wedding dance song, accordion
00:17:45 - Song, "Red Wing Polka," accordion
00:18:54 - Introduction, Father Leo F. Kelty of Marienthal, KS on June 16, 1962.
00:19:10 - Battle between the United States Army and local indigenous peoples
00:23:28 - Introduction, recording of Rudolph Oborny interviewing Joe Misry of Rogers, NE on December 4, 1952. Recording is of poor quality.
00:24:10 - Account of a skirmish between homesteaders and Indigenous Americans in 1876.
00:28:56 - Bohemian song, "When We Were Eating Crabs" played on accordion by Rudolph Oborny 00:30:50 - Untitled song, played on accordion.
00:32:24 - Introduction, L.W. ROberts of Quintin, KS interviewed by Gloria Havens
00:32:35 - A nest of snakes
00:36:17 - How to make a sod house
00:38:15 - Harvesting wheat
00:43:55 - Coming to Kansas by train
00:44:44 - Blizzard of 1886
00:45:55 - Gold mine in Kansas
00:48:36 - Breaking a leg
00:57:46 - Treatment for a snakebite
00:58:23 - Christmas customs
01:01:40 - Story about Mexican homesteaders (Recording quality degrades)
01:11:51 - Jack rabbits
01:13:25 - How to file a claim and rabbit hunting
The remainder of the tape is missing.
reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation
crime, frontier and pioneer life, murder, Dighton (Kan.), Elkader (Kan.), folk lore, folk music, folk songs, Indigenous Americans, Native Americans, Eureka (Kan.), Yates Center (Kan.), soddies, farming
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Fetsch, Marquita; Welks, Loudella; and Havens, Gloria, "Interviews with Hilda Galster, Bertha Fetsch, Alvin Kreutzer, Father Leo F. Kelty, Joe Misry, Rudolph Oborny, L.W. Roberts, and Ida Walker." (1962). Samuel J. Sackett Folklore Collection. 72.