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StoryCorps
Our Stories, Our Community - Gallup, NM


StoryCorps @ Your Library:



The Octavia Fellin Public Library was awarded a StoryCorps grant to record oral histories in Gallup and throughout McKinley County. The Library partnered with the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, the Crownpoint Historical Commission, and the Navajo Code Talkers Association to identify and assist with interviews and related programs and events. Our stories reflect the diversity and inclusion of the rich and vibrant cultures in our community.

StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. It is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. The StoryCorps grant has enabled the library to capture stories from our community and share them with the world. The library will continue this project, after the grant expires, with the goal of building a comprehensive collection of local oral history.



Our Stories:



Click on images below to hear a clip from their StoryCorp Interview.
Herbert and Mary Ann
            Goodluck 
Herbert & Mary Ann
Goodluck
Thurman Lynch 
Thurman Lynch
Darrell Boye 
Darrell Boye
Patsy Billison 
Patsy Billison
John Kinsel 
John Kinsel
Rhoda Skeet 
Rhoda Skeet
Harriet Yazzie 
Harriet Yazzie
Rose Yazzie 
Rose Yazzie
Helen Eddie 
Helen Eddie
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Lois Becenti 
Lois Becenti
Hiroshi Miyamura 
Hiroshi Miyamura
Janice Kowemy 
Janice Kowemy
Roy Hawthorne 
Roy Hawthorne
Sam Tsosie 
Sam Tsosie
Sunny Dooley 
Sunny Dooley
Edward 'Mizz Eddie'
            Spottedfeather 
Edward 'Mizz Eddie'
Spottedfeather
Ernest Tsosie 
Ernest Tsosie
Brian Young 
Brian Young
Virgina Yazzie Ballenger 
Virgina Yazzie
Ballenger
Timaris Montano 
Timaris Montano
Ernest Tsosie & James Junes 
Ernest Tsosie &
James Junes
Jerry Brown 
Jerry Brown
Tiffany Toledo 
Tiffany Toledo
Kenneth Seowtewa 
Kenneth Seowtewa
Rebecca Heinsohn 
Rebecca Heinsohn
Klo Abeita 
Klo Abeita
Essie Yazzie 
Essie Yazzie
Ernest Bulow 
Ernest Bulow
Lynisha Dishta 
Lynisha Dishta
Sydney Freeland 
Sydney Freeland
Glenn Marshall
Glenn Marshall
Tony Sanchez
Tony Sanchez
Allan Landavaso
Allan Landavaso
Lenore Chavez
Lenore Chavez
Philip Brown 
Philip Brown
Luis Bardonada
Luis Bardonada
Tony Sanchez
  Sammy Chioda
Allan Landavaso
Cecil Garcia
Martin Link
Martin Link 
Barbara Stanley
Barbara Stanley
Ruth Hobbs
Ruth Hobbs
Joe Vargas
  Joe Vargas
Jackie McKinney
Jackie McKinney
Roland Kamps, Philip Kamps, and Tara DeYoung
Roland Kamps,
Philip Kamps
and Tara DeYoung
Arlene High
Arlene High
Louis Bonaguidi
Louis Bonaguidi

Arthur and
Elizabeth Marra


Helen Radosevich


Lucy Harris
and Emerald Tanner
Johnny Espinosa
Johnny Espinosa
Louis Bonaguidi
John Kozeliski

Keith Money


Juan Delgado
and Emerald Tanner


Bill Richardson


Programs:



Click on images below for more information.
Hopi Drumming
Hopi Drumming


NM Mounted Police Raid on Santa Domingo
            Pueblo with Joe Sabatini
    NM Mounted Police Raid on Santa Domingo Pueblo with
Joe Sabatini
Artist Jerry Brown
Navajo Artist Jerry Brown


Pueblo Pottery with
            Pam Lujan Hauer
Taos Pueblo Pottery
with Pam Lujan Hauer

Navajo Rug Weaver Lois Becenti
Navajo Rug Weaver
Lois Becenti
Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Retrospective Exhibit
    Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Retrospective Exhibit
1989 Navajo Nation Riot
            Revisited
1989 Navajo Nation Riot Revisited with Darrell Boye
Author Sherry Robinson
Author Sherry Robinson

Cultural Life of the Zuni Nation with Kenneth
            Seowtewa
Cultural Life of the Zuni Nation
with Kenneth Seowtewa
Navajo Nation Poet Laureate Luci Tapahonso
Luci Tapahonso
Navajo Nation Poet Laureate
Laguna Pueblo Author Robert Carr
Laguna Pueblo Author
Robert Carr
Cachini Dancers from Zuni Nation
Cachini Dancers from Zuni Nation
Author Judith Avila: <i>Chester Nez: World War II
            Navajo Code Talker</i>
Author Judith Avila:
Chester Nez: World War II
Navajo Code Talker

Storyteller Sunny Dooley
Navajo Storyteller
Sunny Dooley

2014-2015 Miss Navajo McKeon Dempsey
2014-2015 Miss Navajo Nation
McKeon Dempsey

Flutist Fernando Cellicion and Drummer
            Florentine Johnson from Zuni
Flutist Fernando Cellicion and Drummer Florentine Johnson from Zuni

Native American Heritage Month - November 2014


Navajo Language Room Ribbon Cutting:




Navajo Language Room

The Navajo Language Room at the Octavia Fellin Public Library - Children’s Branch is now open.
Click on image above to read more.