The American Indian Oral History Manual: Making Many Voices Heard

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-30
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Oral history is a widespread and well-developed research method in many fields-but the conduct of oral histories of and by American Indian peoples has unique issues and concerns that are too rarely addressed. This essential guide begins by differentiating between the practice of oral history and the ancient oral traditions of Indian cultures, detailing ethical and legal parameters, and addressing the different motivations for and uses of oral histories in tribal, community, and academic settings. Within that crucial context, the authors provide a practical, step-by-step guide to project planning, equipment and budgets, and the conduct and processing of interviews, followed by a set of examples from a variety of successful projects, key forms ready for duplication, and the Oral History Association Evaluation Guidelines. This vital manual will be the go-to text for everyone involved with oral history related to American Indians.

Table of Contents

Indigenous Oral History
Legal and Ethical Issues
Project Planning
Equipment and Budgets
Interview Preparation
The Interview
Processing the Interview
Examples: Oral History in Recent Literature
Sample Oral History Forms
OHA Evaluation Guidelines Sources
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