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14 results for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 17 Issue 2, Nov 1969
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16444
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John Brickell, a colonial medical doctor in North Carolina, exemplifies the ingenuity of the common folk--more often than not he prescribed the same medicine, be it animal or plant or mineral in origin, for not one ailment but several. Clark presents several of the remedies found in Brickell's treatise.
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16442
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West African, West Indian, and North Carolinian cultures define their spirit creatures in strikingly similar ways. This article examines parallels not just in folktales but actual cultural retention and diffusion of concepts of African origin as well.
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16443
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From its settlement to the present, the land graced by the Upper Cape Fear River has supplied wild food to supplement the sometimes meager table of the local residents. From simple materials at hand has been developed a wide range of devices for taking game, many quite ingenious and efficient.
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35354
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As an avid collector of all things folklore, the author begins the article with an overview of some of the superstitions, speech, home remedies, and place name origins. The last part of the article deals with humorous anecdotes and jokes he had come across in Kentucky. With illustration.
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35351
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The author reflects on the various poems, biblical writings, stories, and writings down my famous historical figures that allude to finding the cure for male flaccidity via herbal remedies.
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35352
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: Recorded in 1966 and grouped together depending on the singer, folksongs found around the area of Beech Mountain, NC, have been compiled into two books.
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35349
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Two songs, both with lyrics and sheet music, that center around death of children. The author recorded these songs from Mrs. Pearl Hartsell of Chapel Hill. With illustration.
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35356
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A retelling of the author’s first experience seeing souse meat, and the explanation of what it is and how it was prepared.
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35362
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A slow-walking old man compares himself to a snail, and then is killed by a train.
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35355
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A poem about the desire to have a song for wanting something not given.
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35357
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In the context of this article, the author uses the term ‘fairy’ as synonymous with the Turkish ‘peri’ and Indian ‘apsara.’ The article outlines their mythical origin, purpose, and outlines the structural components of stories that have the fairies as subjects, along with comparing and contrasting the two to European fairies.
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