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1693
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The Guilford Native American Association, an organization that has strengthened the sense of cultural identity and opportunity among native peoples in the Piedmont, was given the Community Traditions Award by the North Carolina Folklore Society.
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2341
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Louise Anderson, a nationally known African-American storyteller and a1993 winner of the N.C. Folk Heritage Award, died August 25, 1994. Anderson was also selected for the N.C. Arts Council's Artist-in-the-Schools and Visiting Artist programs.
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2342
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Willard Watson of Deep Gap in Watauga County, a world-renowned maker of wooden folk toys, died September 26, 1994. Watson, whose works are in the Smithsonian Institution, was also an accomplished storyteller and dancer.
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4094
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Orville Hicks, of Deep Gap, Watauga County, received a 1997 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award for continuing the tradition of mountain storytelling, especially the Beach Mountain Jack Tale.
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4100
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Lula Belle and Glenn Bolick received a 1998 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award for continuing regional pottery and local music traditions. Mrs. Bolick carries on the Seagrove pottery traditions of her father, M. L. Owens. Glenn Bolick continues to perform music learned from his family, neighbors, and in-laws.
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4096
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Leonard Glenn was one of the great builders of banjos and dulcimers. He was also an expert performer on them. In his Laurel Creek workshop, he created instruments that brought orders from all over the country. In 1992, he received a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award for continuing the traditional building of mountain instruments.
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5445
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Performer of regional folksongs, writer, and scholar, Betty Smith received a North Carolina Folklore Society 2001 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award for her contribution to the study and appreciation of North Carolina folklife.
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6839
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Dr. Mary Anne McDonald has worked for over twenty years to document and present North Carolina folklife. Her work covers a wide variety of traditional cultures, forms of presentation, and different professional settings. The North Carolina Folklore Society awarded McDonald a 2003 Brown-Hudson Award for preserving, researching, and disseminating North Carolina's folk culture.
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16255
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David Stick has written four major histories of the North Carolina coast. Through Stick's books and articles, the reader gains not only a factual chronicle of the history of the North Carolina coast, but also a lively appreciation of the details of regional traditional life--of the forms and functions of the folk-life of communities and occupational groups along the Outer Banks.
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16295
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Once upon a time, the NORTH CAROLINA FOLKLORE JOURNAL was published by a coterie of editors at North Carolina State University. Leonidas Betts manned the editorship with a special touch developed through an intimate knowledge of North Carolina rural life learned as a boy and deepened by his folklore scholarship.
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16302
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The traditional arts and crafts of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee people, originally functional or ritual in use, are attractive to modern peoples for their fine quality and decorativeness. They are valued not only for their beauty but because they embody the Cherokee traditions. A major force in the continuation and appreciation of the traditional crafts of the Eastern Band has been the Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, a craftpersons' cooperative in the town of Cherokee under the management of Betty DuPree.
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18952
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Videographer Neal Hutcheson has produced an extensive collection of documentaries on North Carolina's notable folk artists, folk speech of North Carolina cultural groups, and the family and community contexts of regional folk life.
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23091
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As an iconic Appalachian folk storyteller, Ray Hicks' story has been told through many films and videos. Retired English professor, Thomas McGowan, and research librarian, Elizabeth Williams, critically analyze these documentaries.
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35786
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An introduction for four stories about Jack Tales, which are a subgenre of folklore that always center on the character “Jack,” the hero.
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37054
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Dr. Lightfoot was a folklorist specializing in the study of regional folklore and folk music.
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