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Donald Clendenning and Eddie Lambert, interviewed by William Warner


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This is an arbitrary collection of accessions created in June 2014 containing interviews that focus on hunting, trapping, poaching, and recreational fishing. There are 123 series in NAFOH that relate to the topic, but 18 belong solely to this collection.


  • Creation: 1959-2008

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From the Collection: 18 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


NA1364 Donald Clendenning and Eddie Lambert, interviewed by William Warner, July 28-29,1980, Orrington and Greenville, Maine. Clendenning discusses David Priest and their friendship (Priest was interviewed extensively by Warner, see NA 1288); experiences hunting, fishing, and trapping with Priest; Priest’s commitment to his job as a game warden; his approach to apprehending suspects; and Priest’s personal characteristics and skills. Lambert discusses his relationship with Priest, one of a poacher and a game warden who were cousins; poaching being overlooked by game wardens during the Great Depression; working as a wilderness guide; conniving to get money for guide shirts from customers; playing jokes on out-of-state visitors and city people; various exploits, both his alone and those Priest was involved in; and lack of commitment among game wardens by 1980. Text: 45 pp. catalog. Recording: mfc_na1364_t1483_01, mfc_na1364_t1483_02 102 minutes.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States