Marion Carter Interview

Carter, Marion
Mountain, Mary
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Canadian Plains Research Centre

Mrs. Carter tells a story of her life. She talks of the traditional way of living; residential schools and tells how she was given her name. During the interview she also relates a tale from her grandfather about the Cree raiding Blackfoot camps.

14 p. transcript of an interview with Marion Carter conducted by Mary Mountain on July 30, 1974. Tape number IH-AA.017, transcript disc 15A.
Agriculture -- Farming, Agriculture -- Livestock, Alcohol -- Abuse of, Boys -- Training of, Bundles -- Medicine, Ceremonialism -- Bundles, Ceremonialism -- Food, Children -- Adoption of, Children -- Raising of, Children -- Trapping by, Clothing -- School, Containers and utensils -- Birch bark, Containers and utensils -- For food, Crafts -- Decorative, Death -- Customs, Disease and illness -- Influenza, Education -- Attitudes toward, Education -- Day schools, Education -- Residential schools, Education -- Traditional, Family -- Care of elderly, Family -- Extended, Fishing -- Techniques, Food -- Gathering of, Food -- Preparation of, Food -- Preservation of, Food -- Storage, Food -- Traditional, Girls -- Training of, Marriage -- Arranged, Marriage -- Ceremonies, Marriage -- Polygamy, Medicine and curing practices -- 'Bad' medicine, Medicine and curing practices -- Medicine bundle, Medicine and curing practices -- Medicine exchange, Mensturation -- Menarche, Missionaries -- Arrival of, Names (Personal) -- Naming ceremonies, Names (Personal) -- Significance of, Pregnancy and childbirth -- Management of, Pregnancy and childbirth -- Management of, Songs and singing -- For children, Spirits -- Spirit helpers, Transportation -- Horse and wagon, Values -- Respect, Women -- Work of, Lacombe, Father Albert, Little Pine Reserve, Saskatchewan, Seekaskootch Reserve, Saskatchewan, Thunderchild Reserve, Saskatchewan