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16365
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Oral history as related by Lawrence Calhoun of the Big Cove section of Cherokee, North Carolina, offers an interesting bit of tribal history along with partial instructions for a night-long series of dances in the order prescribed for the Cherokees in the North Carolina mountains by an almost obliterated tradition.
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16364
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The \"palmer Christian\" or Palma Christi is a palm tree of sorts that happens to grow unexpectedly in Bladen County, North Carolina. The Palma Christi was thought to be a charm against witchcraft and parts of its root could be used to promote quick and easy childbirth.
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16366
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Legend claims the waters of Shallotte hold special healing powers--a special power that might be caused by an antibiotic produced by an unclassified mold. As a microbiologist, Kimsey sets out to discover the truth, but finds the healing nature to remain a mystery.
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35740
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Starting in the mid-1800s, a comical parade of Don Quixote and his comrades, known as the Don Quixote Invincibles, made their way across the NC State fairgrounds. This tradition of satire and frivolity continued on various fairs and parades for several decades, until they eventually passed into obscurity.
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35739
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Throughout the 1800s and into the 1900s, performances created around the aspects of African American life were widely popular. Minstrel shows hosted blackface performers who presented stereotyped customs, including speech, songs, dress, dances, and more.
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35738
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Hollering, used anywhere from city centers to rural farmscapes, was a form of communication used before telephones were common. Usually, hollerers had their own unique set of noises so they could be distinguished from others.
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35741
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The author reviews the novel, pointing out the particular folkways in the writing, such as riddles, speech, and folktales.