NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1986

  • Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin was born November 16, 1915, in l'Anse de 'Prien Noir (Black Cyprian's Cove) near Bayou...

  • Earnest Bennett was born January 30, 1905, in the rural hill country of south central Kentucky. He became interested...

  • Helen Cordero was born in 1915 at Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. At that time, the area's rich pottery tradition...

  • Sonia Domsch was born May 12, 1934, in the home that her great-grandmother built in Atwood, Kansas. She is...

  • Canray Fontenot was born October 16, 1918, in l'Anse des Rougeaux, Louisiana. His family was originally from the Duralde...

  • John Jackson was born February 25, 1924, in Rappahannock County, Virginia. His father was a tenant farmer on what...

  • Peou Khatna was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 1915. She began her training in Khmer dance at the...

  • Valerio Longoria was born February 13, 1924, in Kenedy, Texas. As a young boy, he took apart a harmonica to...

  • Doc Tate Nevaquaya was born in 1932 to Comanche parents in Fletcher, Oklahoma. He was delivered by Dr. C....

  • Luis Ortega was born in 1897 in an area of California settled by his Spanish ancestors. "My people were...

  • Ola Belle Campbell Reed was born August 17, 1916, in Lansing, North Carolina. Her ancestors had moved into the...

  • Jennie Thlunaut was born May 18, 1891, to Tlingit parents in Alaska during the spring run of the "hooligans"...

  • Nimrod Workman was born in Martin County, Kentucky, in 1895 to a farming family that eked out a living...