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  • Fowler, Catherine S. (1990)
    The Northern Paiute of western Nevada, particularly the Cattail-eater subgroup, had a number of uses for locally occurring marsh plants, particularly for food and technology. Common items manufactured from cattails, tules, ...
  • Sayers, Robert; Rinzler, Ralph (1987)
    Korea&amp;apos;s <I>onggi</I> potters, producers of a class of domestic food jars used to prepare and store soy sauce, <I>kimch&#39;i</I>, and other diet staples, work even yet in circumstances reminiscent of those prevailing ...
  • McCarl, Robert (1985)
    This monograph presents the results of an ethnographic study of urban fire fighters in a casebook format. The primary document of the monograph is an ethnography of fire fighting culture that was generated as a result of ...
  • Byington, Robert H. (1978)
    This issue is devoted to the study of occupational folklife, and was conceived as a necessary response to at least two independent but related developments. The first development, within folklore studies generally, is a ...
  • Vennum, Thomas, Jr. (1982)
    Nearly all North American Indian cultures possess at least one type of drum as part of their song instrumentarium or collection of ceremonial objects. Only the rattle is more widespread and found in more varied guises ...
  • Sayers, Robert; Rinzler, Ralph (1980)
    The Meaderses are among the very few remaining folk potters in the United States-perhaps even the most traditional in both practice and outlook. Thus it is difficult not to be astonished by their pottery at first encounter, ...