Item AAAB5151 - Father Cesaire Mariman interview

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Father Cesaire Mariman interview

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  • 1982-02 & 03 [date recorded] (Creation)

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CALL NUMBER: T3992:0001 RECORDED: Chetwynd (B.C.), 1982-03 SUMMARY: An oral history interview with Father Cesaire Mariman, O.M.I., who discusses the work of Oblate missionaries, the mission at Eleske (Alberta), the Beaver Indians, and Father Emile Jungbluth, O.M.I. TRACK 1: First encounter with Beaver Indians at Prophet River. Watchmaking and watch repair. Father Jungbluth obtains a motorcycle to travel his missions in the Fort St. John area; Father Mariman's own system of a bicycle pulled by a husky dog. TRACK 2: Father Mariman discusses the history of the mission at Eleske, Alberta. Arrival of church bell. Building of St. Bernadette Church. First arrival of Fathers Jungbluth and Mariman at Eleske in 1935; condition of church; showing of films. The shrine and grotto; pilgrimages. Witching for water.;

CALL NUMBER: T3992:0002 RECORDED: Chetwynd (B.C.), 1982-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Father Mariman talks about learning the grammar of the Beaver Indian language. [TRACK 2: blank.];

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Shirlee Matheson, 1982-11-24


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  • Partial transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-269.

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No access restrictions apply. [WAS: Closed until publication of Shirlee Matheson's book. ["Youngblood of the Peace", published November 1986.]

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Accession number(s): T3992

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speaker: Cesaire Mariman, interviewer: Shirlee Matheson

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