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GBIA Video: Delaine Stark Spilsbury, Ely, NV

Delaine Stark Spilsbury is a Western Shoshone, or as she says a Great Basin Shoshone, from Ely, Nevada.  She was born in Ely, Nevada during the depression, and attended school there as well as Las Vegas.  Delaine speaks about her ancestors and how they hunted and gathered within the area as well as their family groups.  She gives us an account of her family’s lineage and their vocations.  She also speaks of how she hunted, fished, and mined with her father.  She then goes on to tell of her hunting adventures, including some with Ted Nugent, and how she got into drafting.  She finishes her oral history by leaving a message for the youth. (GBC VHC Description, 08/02/2017)

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Last Updated: 6/7/21