Voices Journal Volume 2017: 1-2

Edited by Todd DeGarmo

Articles In This Volume

ALN8BAL8MO: A Native Voice: J. N. B. Hewitt: A Voice from the Sixth Nation

The author provides a portrait of John N.B. Hewitt, who helped to preserve Tuscarora language and oral traditions.

Book Review: A Jumpstart for Inspiration, A Salve for Troubled Times

Review essay of "The Poetry of Everyday Life" by Steve Zeitlin.

Book Review: Sad Characters of American Folk Songs

A book review of "Hear My Sad Story: The True Tales That Inspired Stagolee, John Henry, and Other Traditional American Folk Songs," by Richard Polenberg.

Crossing Cultures

The author reflects on his cross-cultural Scottish and Sicilian family in text and paintings.

Downstate: People's City Report Card 2016

The 2016 "People's City Report Card," detailing both positive actions and threats to New York City places.

Foodways: Food as Family History

The author shares observations as a participant in a foodways presentation.

From Trapper's Cabin to Festival Stage: The Evolution of an Adirondack Storyteller

Noted storyteller and pack basket maker, Bill Smith, grew up in an environment steeped in local oral tradition. He has become well known for his personal reminiscences, tall tales, poetry recitations, and ballads. This article chronicles his life and career on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Good Spirits: Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!

The author describes an encounter with a feline ghost.

Gouging Tradition: Musings on Fingernail Fiddle Making

An autobiographical treatise on the intersection of craft, tools, and music.

Upstate: Native Tongue: If Maps Could Talk

Indigenous place names throughout New York State.

You'll See Our Tracks: The Racquette River Dams Oral History Project

The Raquette River Dams Oral History Project documented the stories of people involved in or signifianctly affected by the construction of the hydroelectric dams and powerhouses along New York's Raquette River. The majority of the interviews were conducted with people who worked on the dams or powerhouses.

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