Marathon County Pommersch
Female speaker, born 1903, Hamburg, Marathon County, WI.
Date/Place of Interview: June 18, 1968, Marathon County, WI.
Interviewer: J??rgen Eichhoff
NAGDA Record Number: EIC 20
|Did there use to be Indians around here?
Yes, but only a few, very few. My father said that often in the winter they had, in the woods, their winter camp, and they made baskets from elm, slippery elm. And they also brought baskets and would trade them for food, bread and whatever other kinds of food there were. And often they also brought venison.
But there weren't many Indians here. Right here in this town there were also a few, and [from] this one family the boys even went to school. But even the teachers were afraid of them and did everything they could to keep from coming to school. Because they were afraid of the Indians.