Christie, Sampson 1968-12-17

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Sampson Christie discusses his family and experiences as a trapper.

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Interviewee Name: Sampson Christie

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Date: December 17, 1968

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David B. Gracy

Length: 2 hours, 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Biographical information, Indian Gap, Texas, Parent's biography, Track team, Trapping and hunting, Setting a trap, Coyote trapping, Bobcat trapping, Bait, Setting a trap, Making bait, Wife's duties, Trapping reputation, Government trapping, Present coyote problem, Number trapped, Trapping area, Chewing foot off, Coyote tails and teeth, Killing coyotes, Sheep and dogs, Shooting pet dog

Tape 1, Side 2: Opossum birth, Youth possums, Difference between wold and coyote, Wolf names, Lobo trapping, Model A incident, Writing the book, Getting story written, Trapping with partners, Dust and pack rat incident, Rattlesnake incident, Fixing up camp, Highest number of traps set, Numbers trapped, Coyote skinning time, Ranching, Stretching hides, Shooting coyotes, Profits from trapping, Living conditions, Buying land, Incident with strangers, Trapping ability and reputation, Trapping charge, Trapping assignment, Employment on reputation, Moving to Glascock County, Schooling

Tape 2, Side 1: Biographical information, Places of residence, Aunt and Uncle murdered, Early trapping, Types of animals trapped, Fur buyers, Trapping skinks, Area of greatest trapping, Retirement, Daughter's biography, Present home, Profitable trapping, Government trapping, Listing of counties trapped in, Source of wages for trapping, Trapping on Sunday, Animal tracks, Listing of ranches on which animals trapped, First child born in Glascock County, Lawsuit incident, Present activities, Camp Wood relics, Raising goats, Tame coyotes, Appearance, Habits

Tape 2, Side 2: Winter discomfort - trapping, Change in weather, Model T Ford and discussion of cars, Tires, Thoughts while trapping, Cod, Leasing ranch - disappointment, Depression - effect, First land purchase, Selling cattle, Other land purchases

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