Vaueli Johnson: an interview by Savani Aupiu, 13 October 2008: Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, U-1943

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Title Vaueli Johnson: an interview by Savani Aupiu, 13 October 2008: Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, U-1943
Alternative Title No. 636 Vaueli Johnson
Creator Johnson, Vaueli
Contributor Aupiu, Savani
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-10-13
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage American Samoa, ; Utah, United States,
Subject Johnson, Vaueli--Interviews; Samoan Americans--Utah--Biography; Pacific Islander Americans--Utah--Social conditions; Acculturation; Latter Day Saints--Biography
Description Transcript (42 pages) of an interview by Savani Aupiu with Vaueli Johnson, on13 October 2008. Part of the Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-1943
Abstract Vaueli Johnson grew up in American Samoa until she was four. Her family then moved to Laie, Hawaii. After she graduated from high school Vaueli moved to Utah to attend BYU. Vaueli talks about the various jobs she's had. She mostly worked for her father's business, a variety store called Country Baby. She wasn't taught to speak Samoan when she was young but she can understand it and speak it fairly well. Her father now regrets not teaching them the language because it's part of their culture. She talks about charity and generosity as aspects of Samoan culture she's learned from her father. She also talks about the importance of education in her life. Vaueli feels that she is treated differently as a Samoan in Utah. Most people mistake her for being Hispanic and she doesn't feel welcome because of that. She talks about the differences between her experience of Samoan culture growing up, and her husband's experience growing up Samoan. Vaueli discusses being raised Mormon, and how her parents were converted. She talks about the differences between Samoan LDS churches and white churches.Pacific Worlds Project. Interviewer: Savani Aupiu
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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Is Part of Pacific Islanders Oral History Project
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display.
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Topic Samoan Americans; Pacific Islander Americans; Mormons; Acculturation
Setname uum_elc
ID 839155
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