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National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman (right) and Congressman Mike Michaud present Molly Neptune Parker with the 2012 National Heritage Fellowship award.

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman (right) and Congressman Mike Michaud present Molly Neptune Parker with the 2012 National Heritage Fellowship award. At the ceremony, Rocco Landesman said, "A master basket maker who deftly weaves ash splints into works of art that are both functional and fancy, Molly Neptune Parker is a teacher of young people who encourages her apprentices to both respect tradition and follow their own creative impulses." Photo by Tom Pich