Interview with Jessie Dugan 1973-10-24


Jessie Dugan discusses her life and childhood living on the Cherokee reservation. Her mother died when she was young, so she and her brother were mainly raised by their grandparents. Dugan talks about her mixed heritage and the lack of acceptance for marriage between White people and Native Americans that was prevalent in the past. She also mentions stories that her grandmother shared with her, one of which being about an owl who turned into a man. In addition to talking about her past, she also discusses her current job at the museum, where she sells tickets and gives tours. She talks about her husband and her eight children, as well as mentioning the background of her husband’s family and how she and her husband met.