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Billy Anderson braids a leather whip, July 1999
Billy Anderson braids a leather whip, July 16, 1999. Photo: Lisa Abney

Natchitoches Folk Festival

The project chronicles the 20-year history of the festival with video and audio tape and photographs. This year's festival theme is "folk traditions in the new millennium." Past years have highlighted the Louisiana cattle and timber industries, hunting and fishing traditions, and ethnic cultures such as Native American, Hispanic, and Creole. Three music stages and additional narrative stages, a material culture area, and a foodways demonstration area provide spaces for entertainment and education.

Originally submitted by: Jim McCrery, Representative (4th District).



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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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