Audio Recordings Indian Workers Stacking Hay
About this Item
- Indian Workers Stacking Hay
- Contributor Names
- Smart, Stanley (Narrator)
- Vennum, Thomas (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- July 27, 1978
- Subject Headings
- - Native Americans
- - Ninety-Six Ranch
- - Activities
- - Haying
- - Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation
- - Haying crews
- - Ethnography
- - Interviews
- - Stanley Smart, a Northern Paiute Indian, who worked on the 96 Ranch in the past, reminisces about crews of Indian workers stacking hay.
- - Stanley Smart is a Northern Paiute from the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation who worked on the Ninety-Six Ranch a few years ago. He worked on the hay derrick crew and shares his memories of hot working conditions and the stacker's job skills.
- - Stackers were the four to six men who arranged the hay on the top of the stack, one of whom was designated stack boss. On the Ninety-Six, the stackers were generally Indians, while the men operating machines or hand-loading hay onto the net were generally whites. Les says that the stackers were "more elite" and received higher pay. The job demanded more skill and there was a risk of injury from a fall.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1991/021: NV8-TV-R11
- Source Collection
- Paradise Valley Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/021)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Smart, Stanley, and Thomas Vennum. Indian Workers Stacking Hay. 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ncr002347/. (Accessed July 26, 2016.)
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Smart, S. & Vennum, T. (1978) Indian Workers Stacking Hay. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ncr002347/.
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Smart, Stanley, and Thomas Vennum. Indian Workers Stacking Hay. 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/ncr002347/>.