Oregon Folklife: Our Living Traditions

Oregon Folklife: Our Living Traditions explores community-based arts and culture in the context of local history. In each region of the state, ethnic, religious, occupational, and recreational communities tell stories, create material arts, and participate in rituals and celebrations. Joanne Mulcahy, who directed the Oregon Folk Arts Program from 1988 to 1991, has conducted fieldwork throughout the state. She is the author of Birth and Rebirth on an Alaskan Island, which chronicles the life of an Alaska Native healer, and Remedios: The Healing Life of Eva Castellanoz. She teaches writing at the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis and Clark College.