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GBIA Video: Alvin and Lorraine Sims

Alvin and Lorraine Sims talk about their family from Paradise Valley, relate to their early lives growing up, and discuss the numerous families that they knew. They relate to how Captain Sam, Western Shoshoni leader, helped choose Owyhee to be the Western Shoshoni Indian Reservation over Carlin Farms, where Carlin and Newmont Mining are located today.

Alvin and Lorraine both refer to various Indian doctors, Indian tea, and what they used as Indian medicine. The advice they offer to the young generation is to stay away from drugs and alcohol, listen to their elders, and work together as a team.

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Last Updated: 6/7/21