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New York Folklore Vol. 17. Nos. 1-2, Winter-Spring 1991
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Vol. XVII, Nos. 1-2, 1991

The Tohono O'odham Shrine Complex: Memorializing the Locations of Violent Death
David Kozak and Camillus Lopez 1

Night Train: The Power that Man Made
Ivor Miller 21

Traditionalizing Experience: The Case of the Vietnam Veterans
Philip Nusbaum 45

Laughs on the Links: A Study of Golf Jokes

Nancy A. Novotny

Voices of Tradition
Behind the Scenes: Three Egyptian Women Immigrants Reveal Their Stories

Enas I. Abdallah

The Knitted World Order

Alyssa Foos
photographs by John Forrest

The Lay of the Land: A Memory of a Southern Appalachian Farmstead
E. E. Mayo 97

Folklore Notes
Comparing Pre- and Post-Emigration Housing in Jefferson County, New York: Legends and Anecdotes
Claire Bonney 99

The Supernatural in Sullivan County, New York: Legends and Anecdotes

LeeAnne Green


Review Essay
A Scuffle in the Folk Arts Turf Wars (review of Rose, Unexpected Eloquence: The Art in American Folk Art)
Charles Bergengren 127


Van Maanen, Tales of the Field: On Writing Ethnography (Dorst), 135; Glenn, Daughters of the Shtetl: Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation (Foner), 137; Brehm, Sweetwater, Storms and Spirits: Stories of the Great Lakes (Ghezzi), 139; McGlathery, Fairy Tale Romance: The Grimms, Basile, and Perrault (Haring), 141; Porter, The Traditional Music of Britain and Ireland: A Research and Information Guide (Russell), 142; Bin Gorion et al., Mimekor Yisrael: Selected Classical Jewish Folktales (Schlesinger), 145.



“In the latter half of the twentieth century, the commemorization of unusual deaths has flourished. The year 1958 marked the first time that the O’odham [Papago] used the Christian cross and other Christian objects to sanctify the location of a violent death. Since this date the O'odham have built one hundred thirty death-memorials (for the deceased) and ten shrine chapels (for the living) in the hopes of counteracting the supernatural imbalance that such deaths manifest.” From “The Tohono O’odham Shrine Complex: Memorializing the Locations of Violent Death” David Kozak and Camillus Lopez

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