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Ruth Ann Hopper Sarracino: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Sarracino, Ruth Ann Hopper
Interviewer(s):
Castle, Elizabeth
Title:
Ruth Ann Hopper Sarracino: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Ruth Sarracino Hopper, a Laguna Pueblo Indian, grew up with her family in the Richmond Indian Village. Her rich interview covers topics such as the social life of the young people in the village, the sports they played and where they congregated in Richmond. She also provides a detailed and interpretive perspectives on how the tribal council and government of the Richmond Colony functioned in relationship to the local authorities in California as well as to the Laguna Pueblo Nation in New Mexico. Hopper describes how remarkable it was to speak her tribal language, practice traditional lifeways off the reservation in the confines of the village - yet all in a major urban area. Ruth is the daughter of Nellie Sarracino.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2005
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10261023
Rights:
Sarracino, Ruth Ann Hopper . "Ruth Ann Hopper Sarracino: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Elizabeth Castle in 2005. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.