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My mother saved 439 letters for each day they were separated, August 1944 through November 1945.
Art & Design, History
In 1950, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened the Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, sixty miles north of Salt Lake City.
The Pocahontas Reframed: Storytellers Film Festival opens November 15 in Richmond, Virginia.
Music, Social Justice
Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles is named for the rainbow flag and the city that makes the group possible.
Immigration & Migration, Language
When Oswaldo Martín immigrated to East Oakland, California, nineteen years ago, no one in his class or neighborhood spoke his language.
Celebrations, Religion & Spirituality
Has the tradition changed? Of course. Has it left behind the indigenous roots or the Catholic meaning? Not entirely.
History, Music, Social Justice
El director emérito de Smithsonian Folkways comparte historias, fotos y videos de su trabajo de campo en Chile, que coincidió con el golpe de estado de Pinochet.
Extant dry-stone walls, built without the use of mortar or any binding agent, can be dated as far back as 3500 BCE.
Art & Design, Cultural Transmission
Mamoni Chitrakar started singing. I held my breath. We were watching the unveiling of a traditional painted scroll called patachitra, months in the making.
We sing Christian hymns in a vocal style better fitting a frontier camp meeting in the early 1800s—or a punk show—than a mainline church today.