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16243
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The flamboyant, swaggering frontier tall-tale tellers and local colorists of American literature were invariably skilled narrators. The comic adventure tales and exaggerated lies chronicling outlandish deeds of fishing, hunting, and fighting flourished in the new country. These stories captured something of the exuberant national character and gave verbal expression to the wild individuality of the American frontier.
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16244
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On any given day of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, men and women from North Carolina's maritime communities could be observed laboring on markers of these maritime cultures such as duck blinds and sail skiffs, and explaining trapping and net fishing with songs and tales.
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16242
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Eason details the return of 400 people in Portsmouth Village, an island ghost town on the northernmost reach of Cape Lookout National Seashore. With a brief history of Portsmouth Island, Eason remarks on the current state of the area and attempts to bring this ghost town to life.
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36418
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The author’s great-uncle is John Foster West, noted folklorist. Daemon recalls the traditions in her own family, especially the ones noted by “Uncle John.”
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