Larry Aitken audio recordings


Date: 1980-1990 | Size: 27 audiocassettes


This collection consists of audio recordings of Larry Aitken (Bezhigoogahbow), a distinguished Ojibwe elder, teacher, and traditional knowledge keeper of Leech Lake, Minnesota. The recordings include numerous public speeches, classroom lectures and discussions, and interviews on Anishinaabe spiritual teachings, health, psychology, cultural strength, history, and language. A number of recordings were made with Aitken's teacher, Jim Jackson, a medicine man and traditional knowledge keeper with whom Aitken worked for 17 years.

Collection Information

Physical description

27 audio cassettes and microcassettes (21 hr., 35 min.)


Gift of Larry Aitken, 2014.

Processing information

As of October 2017, these recordings have been digitized and are currently being cataloged for online access.

Indexing Terms


  • Anishinaabe
  • Ojibwa Indians -- Minnesota
  • Ojibwa language
  • Ojibwe people
  • Sound recordings