American Indian Oral History: Interview with Thomas J. Marchese, Jr.

The oral history interview of Thomas J. Marchese, Jr. was conducted by UNO student Pauline Pesek on December 8, 1975. Marchese was one quarter Native American and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska graduating from Omaha South High School. Marchese felt fortunate to get a job as a records clerk at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Omaha. This job helped Marchese graduate from high school and also helped him to continue to support his mother and siblings. He talked about growing up as a minority in his neighborhood and discussed his feelings regarding other ethnic groups, in general. He also talked about the hold alcoholism and addiction had on Native Americans., UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections, 00:46:23
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Abstract/Description: The oral history interview of Thomas J. Marchese, Jr. was conducted by UNO student Pauline Pesek on December 8, 1975. Marchese was one quarter Native American and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska graduating from Omaha South High School. Marchese felt fortunate to get a job as a records clerk at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Omaha. This job helped Marchese graduate from high school and also helped him to continue to support his mother and siblings. He talked about growing up as a minority in his neighborhood and discussed his feelings regarding other ethnic groups, in general. He also talked about the hold alcoholism and addiction had on Native Americans.
Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Interviews
Indians of North America
Audiocassettes
Oral histories (document genres)
Omaha (Neb.) -- History
Sioux Nation
Date Created: 1975-12-08

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