Robert Gawboy Interview, 1975
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Minority Students Office, Morris, Minnesota
Ojibwa Indians; Medicine men; Ojibwa philosophy; Traditional medicine; Legends
Robert Gawboy is a 75 year old Native American medicine man and philosopher from the Lake Vermillion Indian Reservation, Tower, Minnesota, of the Lake Kabetogama Band of Bois Forte Band of Lake Superior Chippewas.
In this interview, Robert Gawboy tells what it is to be a Native American medicine man, and how one becomes a medicine man. He discusses remedies used and some of the spells cast. He also discusses Native American legend and tradition.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Gawboy, Robert, "Robert Gawboy Interview, 1975" (1975). Native American Heritage Oral Histories. 1.