Tenina Pominville Little Interview, March 10, 1988


Tenina Little


Gladys Peterson



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Tenina Pominville Little speaks on her life, recounting stories from her childhood in Eastern Montana on a homestead as well as her married life in Missoula and Frenchtown, Montana, ranching and supporting her husband Dighton. She remembers the early 1900s, attending a one room school, and exploring her parents’ homestead with her six siblings. Little recalls her days as a teacher as well as her unfulfilled desire to become a certified public accountant (CPA). She describes moving around with her husband during the early years of their marriage and settling in Missoula and Frenchtown. She discusses the difficulties of living during the Great Depression as well as the bridge tournaments she organized when times were easier.


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Document Type

Oral History


Montana State Legislature; Bridge; Homesteading, Montana; Great Depression, 1929-1939; Mike Mansfield; Frenchtown, Montana; Eastern Montana; Missoula, Montana; Teachers, Montana; Education, Montana; One-room schoolhouses

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Montana Communities Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 200-001, 002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.): analog + 1 transcript (37 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:41:13 minutes

Local Filename

OH_200_001_002.mp3; OH_200_001_002.pdf

Tenina Pominville Little Interview, March 10, 1988