Join us for our conversation with oral historian and ethnographer Ryan Morini as we discuss the importance of oral history and what drew him to it. Morini received his BA and MA in Comparative Literature from Penn State University, and his PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Florida. His main research focus is on heritage politics and social memory among Newene (Western Shoshones) of central and eastern Nevada.
Links related to this episode:
· Noowuh Knowledge Center – a Newe-run cultural center based out of Elko that is doing great work and that people should support (https://www.noowuhkc.org/)
· Great Basin Indian Archives was assembled by Newe oral historian Norm Cavanaugh, and it includes scans of archival documents as well as a fairly extensive collection of oral histories with Western Shoshone, Goshute, and Paiute elders (https://www.gbcnv.edu/gbia/)
· Brief YouTube previews of Broken Treaty at Battle Mountain (https://youtu.be/jiDxPSg4KZs)
· To Protect Mother Earth (https://youtu.be/_hzbFGISYVQ)
· “Was She Murdered?: ‘Jailed Girl Driver, 13 Hangs Self'” by Marion Miles (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B095KYLFJC/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1)