Film, Video Rules to Follow in Camp

Format Film, Video
Contributors Fleischhauer, Carl
Stewart, Leslie J.
Wilson, William A. (William Albert)
Dates 1981
Language English
Subjects Activities
Buckaroos
Conduct
Ethnography
Line Camps
Motion Pictures
Ninety Six Ranch
Title
Rules to Follow in Camp
Contributor Names
Stewart, Leslie J. (Narrator)
Fleischhauer, Carl (Interviewer)
Wilson, William A. (William Albert), 1933- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
May 9, 1981
Subject Headings
-  Ninety-Six Ranch
-  Activities
-  Line camps
-  Buckaroos
-  Conduct
-  Ethnography
-  Motion Pictures
Genre
Ethnography
Motion Pictures
Notes
-  Les Stewart reviews the rules of courtesy that 96 Ranch buckaroos follow in camp.
-  This topic was suggested by Bill Smock's observations about the strict and sober spirit of the camp. He had once observed an off-duty professional football team and contrasted their boorish, foul-mouthed behavior with the scrupulous manners of the Ninety-Six crew. The buckaroos did not drink, swore mildly and infrequently, and read agricultural, automotive, or outdoors periodicals. There was not one girlie magazine to be seen.
-  Other members of the folklife project team had visited line camps on an absentee-owned, corporate ranch and found a somewhat looser discipline. We wondered how much the Ninety-Six camp was influenced by Les's own no-nonsense personality. This video presents his first answer to our question. A moment later, when pressed to elaborate, Les said that his buckaroos were family men while most corporate ranches hired bachelors.
-  After viewing the footage, Les said that his remark about precedence in the chow line might be misunderstood. The first man to be served is the first in line after "Come and get it!" or the dinner gong has been sounded. Les added that, in the old "wagon" days, a man who arrived back at camp before the rest of the crew was not allowed to eat until the others arrived.
Medium
3/4 inch video
Call Number
AFC 1991/021: NV81-VT2
Source Collection
Paradise Valley Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/021)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc96ran.v011


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