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Most of what the average American knows about tobacco comes either from cigarette company advertising or from the Federal Government. But among the small, rural tobacco farmers in North Carolina, and among other North Carolina folk in general, there is tobacco lore which has persisted since settlers were introduced to the herb by the Native Americans. The most obvious example is in the area of herbal remedies--tobacco medicine. This article presents a brief summary of the history of tobacco as an herbal medicine, the contemporary uses of tobacco as a folk cure, and comments on the nature of current tobacco medicine in eastern North Carolina.
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A recurring theme in the study of traditional music has long been the idea that it provides to some degree an index to a culture. Bastin discusses this theme when viewing black music in North Carolina and traces African origins and cultural changes through instruments, songs, melodies, and genres.
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35802
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With knowledge passed down from generations, Flora Johnson sold herbal remedies for a wide array of ailments, including arthritis, diabetes, the common cold, and upset stomachs. q
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