Okanagan Stories

Mss.Rec.116

Date: 1980-1981 | Size: 20 reel(s)

Abstract

Audio recordings of traditional and autobiographical Okanagan stories, recorded by Wendy C. Wickwire in Hedley and Merritt, British Columbia in 1980-1981.

Digital objects note

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Collection Information

Physical description

20 audiocassettes (16 hr., 46 min.)

Processing information

Collection digitized and cataloged by Brian Carpenter during the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded audio digitization project, 2008-2014.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Animals -- Folklore
  • Cats -- Folklore
  • Murder -- British Columbia
  • Murder -- Washington (State) -- Okanogan County
  • Okanagan Indians -- Folklore
  • Okanagan Indians -- History
  • Okanagan Indians -- Music
  • Railroads -- British Columbia -- History
  • Witchcraft


Detailed Inventory

Tape 1
 1 sound_tape_reel
01-01. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about Coyote and the Owl Woman [1 of 2]
1980-1100:32:40

Introduced with some explanation of the Okanagan title of the story. Story told in English.

General physical description: 00:32:40


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15354

01-02. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about Coyote and the Owl Woman [2 of 2]
1980-1100:10:42

Story told in English. Owl song at the end of the story, plus discussion.

General physical description: 00:10:42


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Music; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15357

01-03. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about Coyote, Coyote's son, and the moon [1 of 3]
1980-1100:20:33

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:20:33


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15360

Tape 2
 1 sound_tape_reel
02-01. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about Coyote, Coyote's son, and the moon [2 of 3]
1980-1100:32:19

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:32:19


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15363

02-02. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about Coyote, Coyote's son, and the moon [3 of 3]
1980-1100:09:24

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:09:24


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15367

02-03. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about the monster-woman who became Coyote's son's wife [1 of 2]
1980-1100:23:10

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:23:10


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15370

Tape 3
 1 sound_tape_reel
03-01. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about the monster-woman who became Coyote's son's wife [2 of 2]
1980-1100:07:39

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:07:39


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15377

03-02. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Old Coyote, Fox, and the creation of islands [1 of 2]
1980-1100:24:55

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:24:55


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends; Creation -- Mythology; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15382

03-03. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Old Coyote, Fox, and the creation of islands [2 of 2]
1980-1100:02:43

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:02:43


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends; Creation -- Mythology; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15385

03-04. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Old Coyote, the Big Chief, the Flood, and the creation of the world
1980-1100:29:52

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:29:52


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Floods -- Folklore; Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends; Creation -- Mythology; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15388

Tape 4
 1 sound_tape_reel
04-01. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Creation of the world and the various people in the world, followed by Coyote and the name-giving episode
1980-1100:32:19

Story told in English only. "Creation of the world, of the various people in the world, concluding with the twins, the white man and the Indian. Then Harry returns to the Coyote and the name-giving episode."

General physical description: 00:32:19


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Creation -- Mythology; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15391

04-02. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Continuation of the Coyote and the name-giving episode and how the Old Man sent Coyote away
1980-1100:32:30

Story told in English only. Continuation of "Coyote and the name-giving episode. This continues...[and] Harry explains how the Old Man sent Coyote away, but that Coyote will return someday."

General physical description: 00:32:30


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15394

Tape 5
 1 sound_tape_reel
05-01. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Continuation of Coyote story, on his travels to England to settle White-Indian conflicts and receive the 'Black and White' book
1980-1100:32:10

Story told in English only. "Continuation of the Coyote story on previous tape. Coyote finally gets to England where he meets and talks to the King to try to settle the conflict between the Whites and the Indians. The settlement he finally gets is a book called the 'Black and White.'"

General physical description: 00:32:10


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15397

05-02. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Continuation of Coyote story, on how the 'Black and White' book got to Ottawa, Winnipeg, Victoria, and Merritt
1980-1100:32:18

Story told in English only. Continuation of story of Coyote and the 'Black and White' book. "At the end of [this program] we hear how the Book gets to Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Victoria. Finally a man from Merritt gets it and brings it home."

General physical description: 00:32:18


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15400

Tape 6
 1 sound_tape_reel
06-01. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Continuation of Coyote story, end of 'Black and White' story
1980-1100:07:34

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:07:34


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Coyote (Legendary character) -- Legends; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15403

06-02. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about a man in Oregon somewhere who heard a voice which told him about the coming of highways everywhere
1980-1100:20:01

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:20:01


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Roads -- Canada -- History; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Roads -- United States -- History

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15407

06-03. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about how Harry worked out Pierre John's family history so that George Lazard inherited his money [1 of 2]
1980-1100:04:58

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:04:58


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Okanagan Indians -- Kinship

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15410

06-04. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about how Harry worked out Pierre John's family history so that George Lazard inherited his money [2 of 2]
1980-1100:15:04

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:15:04


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Kinship; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15413

Tape 7
 1 sound_tape_reel
07-01. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about a bunch of men who were hunting, one of whom got sick and had to be left behind
1981-0100:22:34

Story told in English only. "Story about the bunch of men who were hunting. One got sick and couldn't travel so they had to leave him behind. Nevertheless, he made it on his hands and knees from Princeton to Merritt."

General physical description: 00:22:34


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Hunters -- Folklore; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Okanagan Indians -- History

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15416

07-02. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Origin of the Shulus people
1980-1100:04:06

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:04:06


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Shulus (B.C.); Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Ntlakyapamuk Indians -- History

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15420

07-03. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story of how the Indians stopped a train with their power near Sicamous [1 of 2]
1981-0100:05:48

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:05:48


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Railroads -- British Columbia

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15423

07-04. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story of how the Indians stopped a train with their power near Sicamous [2 of 2]
1981-0100:08:05

Story told in English only. Ends with explanation of Okanagan language term for "train"

General physical description: 00:08:05


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Trains -- British Columbia

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15429

07-05. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
How the Okanagans got horses from the Blackfoot Indians
1981-0100:24:28

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:24:28


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Horses -- North America -- History

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15433

Tape 8
 1 sound_tape_reel
08-01. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Personal experiences with wild horses, cattle, and packing supplies
1981-0100:14:32

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:14:32


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Wild horses -- British Columbia; Cattle -- British Columbia; Okanagan Indians

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15436

08-02. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story of a boy from Hedley who was picked up by a gorilla and carried to Yakima country
1981-0100:11:06

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:11:06


Geographic Name(s): Hedley (B.C.)

Subject(s): Gorillas; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15439

Tape 9
 1 sound_tape_reel
09-01. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about the man who spent the winter in the grizzly bear's den
1981-0100:22:04

Story told in English only. ""The grizzly saved his life and killed the man who abandoned him."

General physical description: 00:22:04


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Grizzly bears

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15442

09-02. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story of the Okanagan named Lefty who rescued his kidnapped sister from the Shuswaps and then killed almost all of them [1 of 2]
1981-0100:10:35

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:10:35


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Shuswap Indians; Kidnapping

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15446

09-03. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story of the Okanagan named Lefty who rescued his kidnapped sister from the Shuswaps and then killed almost all of them [2 of 2]
1981-0100:07:03

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:07:03


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Shuswap Indians; Kidnapping; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15449

09-04. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about the two Indians who were given an endless supply of food by two cranes
1981-0100:11:02

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:11:02


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Cranes -- Folklore; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15452

09-05. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about the Shuswaps who went to Oroville during a salmon run to kill the Okanagans there
1981-0100:13:16

Story told in English only. "They ran to Sicamous and were able to send their spears to Sicamous Lake from Osoyoos by their power."

General physical description: 00:13:16


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Shuswap Indians

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15456

Tape 10
 1 sound_tape_reel
10-01. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about the horse which lived inside a monster in Palmer Lake for a year and then died
1981-0100:08:38

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:08:38


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Horses -- Folklore; Palmer Lake (Wash.); Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Monsters -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15459

10-02. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about the man who came out of Palmer Lake with a canoe and dog
1981-0100:11:27

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:11:27


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Palmer Lake (Wash.)

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15462

10-03. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about the white rancher and the Indian who disappeared with their canoe in Okanagan Lake near Kelowna
1981-0100:04:52

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:04:52


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Lake (B.C.); Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15465

10-04. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story of the man who got caught near an eagle's nest and used the eagles to get him to the ground [incomplete]
1981-0100:07:51

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:07:51


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Eagles -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15468

Tape 11
 1 sound_tape_reel
11-01. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about a calf in Omak Lake which seemed to come out of the lake
1981-0100:05:30

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:05:30


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Omak Lake (Wash.); Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15471

Tape 12
 1 sound_tape_reel
12-01. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about the cat with boots on which helped its master retrieve his ranch which had been taken from his father [1 of 2]
1981-0100:32:11

Story told in English only. Full title is "Story about the cat with boots on which helped its master retrieve his ranch which had been taken from his father by a monster-like person."

General physical description: 00:32:11


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Cats -- Folklore; Monsters -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15474

12-02. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about the cat with boots on which helped its master retrieve his ranch which had been taken from his father [2 of 2]
1981-0100:24:33

Story told in English only. Full title: "Story about the cat with boots on which helped its master retrieve his ranch which had been taken from his father by a monster-like person"

General physical description: 00:24:33


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Cats -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15479

Tape 13
 1 sound_tape_reel
13-01. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about the big bird which carried away a man
1981-0100:16:45

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:16:45


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Birds -- Folklore; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15494

13-02. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about the woman who hated cats and, for this reason, lost her life because of a cat
1981-0100:08:23

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:08:23


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Cats -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15497

13-03. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about the man who was starving but who was saved by a cat who gave him lots of money
1981-0100:14:43

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:14:43


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Cats -- Folklore; Okanagan Indians -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15500

13-04. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about a white rancher near Keremeos who shot himself and the cat who tried to save him from going to hell
1981-0100:16:13

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:16:13


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Folklore; Cats -- Folklore

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15503

Tape 14
 1 sound_tape_reel
14-01. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about a man who was murdered and then thrown in a lake near Nespelem
1981-0100:07:48

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:07:48


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Murder -- Washington (State) -- Okanogan County; Okanagan Indians -- History

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15506

14-02. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about a man who was murdered on a road near Nespelem, but his body was never found
1981-0100:05:33

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:05:33


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- Washington (State) -- Okanogan County

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15509

14-03. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about Narcisse Tom who killed a Chinaman in Carston and then confessed before his death
1981-0100:08:53

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:08:53


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Murder -- Washington (State) -- Okanogan County; Confession; Okanagan Indians -- History

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15512

14-04. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about an Indian named Madeleine who killed a white man who was trying to rape her
1981-0100:04:24

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:04:24


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Murder -- Washington (State) -- Okanogan County; Okanagan Indians -- History

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15517

14-05. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about George Jim who was 'wanted' for killing a white man [1 of 2]
1981-0100:05:32

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:05:32


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- Washington (State) -- Okanogan County

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15520

14-06. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about George Jim who was 'wanted' for killing a white man [2 of 2]
1981-0100:32:18

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:32:18


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Murder -- Washington (State) -- Okanogan County; Okanagan Indians -- History

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15523

Tape 15
 1 sound_tape_reel
15-01. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Stories of three murders by Charlie Skwaken of Hedley, B.C. [1 of 2]
1981-0100:31:30

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:31:30


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Murderers -- British Columbia; Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- British Columbia

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15528

15-02. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Stories of three murders by Charlie Skwaken of Hedley, B.C. [2 of 2]
1981-0100:16:07

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:16:07


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Murderers -- British Columbia; Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- British Columbia

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15531

15-03. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story of Jimmie Stelkia who killed his wife in Tonasket in 1968
1981-0100:05:35

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:05:35


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- Washington (State) -- Okanogan County

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15534

15-04. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about a guy named Jimmie from Chopaka who killed a white man in 1845
1981-0100:04:08

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:04:08


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- British Columbia

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15537

15-05. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about Lester Lezard who killed a man and a woman in a beer parlour in Penticton in 1968 [1 of 2]
1981-0100:06:20

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:06:20


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- British Columbia

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15540

Tape 16
 1 sound_tape_reel
16-01. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about Lester Lezard who killed a man and a woman in a beer parlour in Penticton in 1968 [2 of 2]
1981-0100:02:37

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:02:37


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Murder -- British Columbia; Okanagan Indians -- History

Access digital object:
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16-02. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about Louis Aleck of Penticton who killed his dad and a woman
1981-0100:05:42

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:05:42


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- British Columbia

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Tape 17
 1 sound_tape_reel
17-01. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about a man who killed his wife in 1905 [1 of 2]
1981-0100:31:27

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:31:27


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Murder -- British Columbia; Okanagan Indians -- History

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17-02. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about a man who killed his wife in 1905 [2 of 2]
1981-0100:19:40

The second half of this program contains a discussion of witchcraft, including the consultant's explanation of who a person obtains powers for witching. Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:19:40


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- British Columbia; Witchcraft

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17-03. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Short story about George Toodlican who killed a man after a party at Shulus in 1910 or 1912
1981-0100:07:55

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:07:55


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- British Columbia

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Tape 18
 1 sound_tape_reel
18-01. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about Albert McDougal who killed a man at Westbank
1981-0100:05:05

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:05:05


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Murder -- British Columbia; Okanagan Indians -- History

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18-02. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about the George brothers who killed 2 policemen on the Merritt-Spence's Bridge Highway
1981-0100:04:39

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:04:39


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- British Columbia

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18-03. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about George Haines who got 25 years in jail for stealing cattle
1981-0100:06:12

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:06:12


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Livestock -- Theft; Okanagan Indians -- History

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18-04. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about Julia Jack of Quilchena who killed a man for trying to attack her
1981-0100:02:43

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:02:43


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- British Columbia; Self-defense

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18-05. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about Patsy of Shulus who killed a woman
1981-0100:03:07

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:03:07


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- British Columbia

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18-06. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about an Indian, Polutkin, who went to the USA to retrieve an Indian woman
1981-0100:06:47

"Story about an Indian, Polutkin, who went to the U.S.A. to retrieve an Indian woman who had abandoned her elderly husband for another man. P[olutkin] killed this man and brought back the woman to her husband in the year 1873." Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:06:47


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Murder -- Washington (State) -- Okanogan County; Infidelity; Okanagan Indians -- History

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18-07. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about a man named Aleck who killed his wife Julianne for being lazy and neglecting him
1981-0100:08:41

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:08:41


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Murder -- British Columbia; Okanagan Indians -- History

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15653

18-08. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Story about Aleck in Vernon who killed an Indian doctor because he thought this doctor killed his mother
1981-0100:07:21

"Story about Aleck in Vernon who killed an Indian doctor because he thought this doctor killed his mother. This man was convicted and hung in Kamloops." Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:07:21


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Medicine; Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- British Columbia

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Tape 19
 1 sound_tape_reel
19-01. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about Alexander Chillihitsa who revenged the death of his wife
1981-0100:19:45

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:19:45


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Revenge; Okanagan Indians -- History; Murder -- British Columbia

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19-02. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Stories of Harry and the Indian Doctor who helped him on multiple occasions [1 of 3]
1981-0100:12:18

"Story about an Indian doctor who, during apple-picking near Omak, Wash., dreamt that someone was going to hurt or kill Harry." Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:12:18


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Okanagan Indians -- Medicine

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19-03. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Stories of Harry and the Indian Doctor who helped him on multiple occasions [2 of 3]
1981-0100:32:16

"Story about the same Indian Doctor who, during the Winter Dance season saw that Harry was going to get hurt. She made him dance with her, etc." Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:32:16


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Medicine; Okanagan Indians -- History

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Tape 20
 1 sound_tape_reel
20-01. Robinson, Harry. Wickwire, Wendy C..
Stories of Harry and the Indian Doctor who helped him on multiple occasions [3 of 3]
1981-0100:15:47

"Harry killed a quail as instructed by the Indian doctor and took it to her. She then gave Harry her Winter Dance song to sing whenever he was in need. Harry then explains how her power helped him in an accident." Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:15:47


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- History; Okanagan Indians -- Medicine

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http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:15671

20-02. Wickwire, Wendy C.. Robinson, Harry.
Story about how Harry's leg got bad through witchcraft
1981-0100:08:21

Story told in English only.

General physical description: 00:08:21


Geographic Name(s): Merritt (B.C.)

Subject(s): Okanagan Indians -- Medicine; Witchcraft; Okanagan Indians -- History

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