Harmonson, Lew 1999-07-20

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Lew Harmonson talks about his life and the Native American culture in West Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lew Harmonson

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Date: July 20, 1999

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 1 hour, 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Lew Harmonson, Born: South Dakota (1935), Adopted at age 12, Parent, Mother died when he was 10, Father died when he was 12, Siblings, Living on a reservation, 2-room house: kitchen and one other room, Outhouse no plumbing, Creek ran near his house, Socials—Pow Wow, Cooking, Alcohol, Negative effects, Population of Native Americans, Reasons for increase, Insults to culture, Dancing, Lubbock Texas, Citizens, Lew Harmonson (again), Changing his life, Spirituality.

Tape 1, Side 2: Spirituality (continued), Current events regarding Native Americans, Lew Harmonson (again), Siblings (again), History and traditions, Recording the history of the elderly, Education, Indian day school, Advanced students, Public school system, Spirituality (again), Ceremonies, Dancing (again), West Texas (1974), Levelland Texas, Lubbock Texas, Electrical profession, 12 years, National electrical competitions.

Tape 2, Side 1: Buddy Holly Center, Lew Harmonson (again), Native Americans in West Texas, West Texas Native American Association, Members, President, Community activities, Celebrations, South Plains National Bank, Reluctance to help, Acceptance of others, Going home (to reservation).

Tape 2, Side 2: Going home (continued), [ends after 5 minutes].

Range Dates: 1956-1999

Bulk Dates: 1968-1999

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