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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1962_17

Publication Date

5-9-1962

Description

Interview with Gertrude Warren, Armenta Allison, and Amy Toepfer. The beginning of the tape is too quiet to hear and the overall recording quality is poor. 00:01:14 - Superstitions about mud
00:04:30 - Trip to Kansas in a covered wagon
00:08:03 - Wolves attack their horses
00:10:02 - How they got their water
00:10:25 - Early schooling
00:11:12 - Games they played
00:11:35 - Their dugout
00:12:58 - More on the trip from Illinois to Kansas in a covered wagon
00:14:44 - Their wedding when she was 16 years old
00:15:31 - Opinion against child marriages
00:17:34 - Story about staying too long at a neighbor's house
00:19:03 - Attitude towards wearing shoes as a child
00:20:12 - Lynching a man from a railroad bridge
00:21:10 - Indigenous Americans and buffalo
00:24:18 - Pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing
00:26:40 - More about her wedding
00:27:45 - Song, "The Wedding of the Honey Bees" (vocal)
00:29:37 - Life on a Kansas farm
00:34:58 - Discussion of the name of the town
00:36:16 - Support for sundown laws
00:37:54 - Experiences as a meat-cutter
00:40:30 - Story about soldiers killing Indigenous Americans
00:44:06 - Killing of a dog
00:46:17 - Further villany of the soldiers
00:48:10 - Story about a murder-suicide involving a father and his children
00:50:57 - Young man disappears for 40 years
00:54:09 - Sewing up an apprentice's pocket so he wouldn't stand with his hands in his pockets
00:55:27 - Baked possum, wild game, and preparing and presrving meat
01:00:51 - History of Adolphe and holding a claim
01:03:08 - Childhood games, activities, and Christmas celebrations
01:14:48 - Introduction, Amy Toepfer of Hays, KS. May 9, 1962.
01:15:09 - Volga-German superstitions related to the Kirghiz night raids
01:21:10 - Role of religious conviction in superstitions
01:22:44 - Boys planting trees on May 1 for their girlfriends
01:25:00 - Superstitions surrounding cemeteries
01:26:54 - Volga-German Clans

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Germans from Russia, Volga-Germans, folk lore, folk stories, frontier and pioneer life, dugouts, sod houses, soddies, Native Americans, Indigenous Americans, farming, Jim Crow, racism, African Americans, domestic violence, crime, murder, Salina (Kan.), Hays (Kan.), Brookville (Kan.), Ghost stories, Witchcraft

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© University Archives Fort Hays State University

Publisher

Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

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Language

eng

Interview with Gertrude Warren, Armenta Allison, and Amy Toepfer

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