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Author Williams, Michael Ann.

Title Great Smoky Mountains Folklife
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (235 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE: Historical Overview; 1. Settlement and Removal; 2. "Discovering" the Folklife of the Great Smokies; PART TWO: Changing Traditions in the Twentieth Century; 3. Music and Dance; 4. Material Folk Traditions; 5. Food, Drink, and Medicine; 6. Verbal Lore; PART THREE: Tourism and the National Park; 7. Parklore; 8. Displacement and Sense of Place in the National Park; 9. Displays of Culture; Bibliographic Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary The Great Smoky Mountains, at the border of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, are among the highest peaks of the southern Appalachian chain. Although this area shares much with the cultural traditions of all southern Appalachia, the folklife here has been uniquely shaped by historical events, including the Cherokee Removal of the 1830s and the creation of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park a century later. This book surveying the rich folklife of this special place in the American South offers a view of the culture as it has been defined and changed by scholars, missionaries, th
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Subject Folklore -- Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)
Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.) -- History.
Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.) -- Social life and customs.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1621033872 (electronic bk.)
9781621033875 (electronic bk.)