Kathryn P. "Kathy" White
Sophie Guthrie describes her family’s move to Montana, and the homestead her father built while her mother took care of seven children alone. She recalls attending school in Bozeman and taking care of her sister’s two children. Guthrie talks about moving onto one of the Native American reservations in Montana [likely the Crow Reservation] in 1895 after her father died. She reminisces about delivering mail on horseback and getting married. Guthrie discusses the lack of birth control available to women at that time, her experience giving birth and how women were expected to behave during this time. She ends with how she came to own the post office in Reed Point, Montana.
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Montana Women's Oral History Project, OH 049, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 049-020, 021
2 sound cassettes (02:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (30 p.: 28 cm.)
Guthrie, Sophie, "Sophie Guthrie Interview, August 1976" (1976). Montana Women's Oral History Project. 7.