Audio Recording Retired sheepman Charlie Russell, Nye, Montana, discusses sheepherding near Yellowstone National Park, part 1

About this Item

Title
Retired sheepman Charlie Russell, Nye, Montana, discusses sheepherding near Yellowstone National Park, part 1
Contributor Names
Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
Young, Kay, 1931- (Collector)
Russell, Charlie (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Nye, Montana, August 21, 1979
Subject Headings
-  Shepherds
-  Sheep farming
-  Frontier and pioneer life
-  Ethnography
-  Field recordings
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  United States -- Montana -- Nye
Genre
Ethnography
Field recordings
Interviews
Sound recordings
Notes
-  Index data: Part 1 of a 2-part interview with former sheepman Charles Russell, age 91, in Nye MT: the fieldworker's log indicates that the first three minutes of this recording are the final remarks by wheelwright Charles Landfried, in or near Limestone and Nye MT, explaining about Conestoga wagon bells and stogie cigars; the earlier segments of the Landfried interview are presented on the recordings at call numbers AFC 1981/005: AFS 20421 and AFS 20422; the Russell interview begins at about 4 minutes elapsed time : Charlie Russell was born in [Millbank?] Scotland in 1888, emigrated 15 May 1920, trained in the Royal Engineers as a driver; Herb [may be a brother] first came to the U.S. to work on the railroad; about the difference in sheep, Scotland uses pasture; Russell returned to Scotland in 1948 and stayed one year, the country had changed, with sheep in the rough highlands stored the wagon at the store, trailed sheep from 1 July to 21 October; the pay was $75 per month at the ranch, $100 per month if you were with the band of sheep; the bears in the National Park came after the sheep one year, Charlie and a government trapper killed 32; a dog was the best defense against a bear; each band of sheep had its own range; Charlie worked sheep for 26 years; the herder didn't move the camp, Ralph did; neither the sheep nor Charlie got sick; country dances were held at schoolhouses; Tom Martin plays the fiddle; times have changed most since end of having country schools; this house is a log cabin, that Herb built; about Robert Burns's birthday, Russell never attended this celebration; Sig Zvi was the name of the man who did the shearing.
Medium
7-inch reel
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/005: AFS 20423
MBRS shelflist: RXA 0909
Field project identifier: MT9-GS-R38
Source Collection
Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, Kay Young, and Charlie Russell. Retired sheepman Charlie Russell, Nye, Montana, discusses sheepherding near Yellowstone National Park, part 1. Nye, Montana, 1979. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20423/.

APA citation style:

Stanton, G. W., Young, K. & Russell, C. (1979) Retired sheepman Charlie Russell, Nye, Montana, discusses sheepherding near Yellowstone National Park, part 1. Nye, Montana. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20423/.

MLA citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, Kay Young, and Charlie Russell. Retired sheepman Charlie Russell, Nye, Montana, discusses sheepherding near Yellowstone National Park, part 1. Nye, Montana, 1979. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_afs20423/>.

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