Helen Burfiend Interview, 1973

Title

Helen Burfiend Interview, 1973

Authors

Helen Burfiend

Files

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Interviewer

Joni Kennedy

Interviewee

Helen Burfiend

Date Recorded

8-31-1973

Date Digital

7-2-2020

Location Recorded

Key Row Apartments, Wheaton, Minnesota

County

Traverse County

Keywords

Joseph Brown, Lake Traverse (Minn. and S.D.), Indians of North America--Minnesota, County seats--Minnesota--Traverse County, Fort Sisseton (S.D.), George Gray Allanson

Description

Helen Margaret Allanson Burfiend was born on July 4, 1901 in the town of Wheaton, Minnesota to George and Bertha Allanson. Her great grandfather, Major Joseph Brown, was the founder of Browns Valley and Henderson, Minnesota.

In this interview, Helen Burfiend discusses her great grandfather Major Joseph Brown at Lake Traverse, Native American relations, her family history, the Wheaton-Browns Valley fight for the county seat, Fort Sisseton, and her father George Allanson.

Run Time

00:23:47

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

TCBurfiend02

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

283

Helen Burfiend Interview, 1973

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