When Geraldine Keams visited Iowa State University for the annual Symposium on the American Indian in 1983, I had the opportunity to interview her. The tape remained untranscribed until we met again in California during the fall of 1986, more than three years later. Geri and I discussed the directions her life had taken since our initial meeting, and we both agreed that her comments made in 1983 were still relevant. The interview is printed below in full, and some contemporary comments about her life bring the interview up to date.

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