NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2019

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    Dan Ansotegui was raised by the scents and tastes of his mother’s cooking and the sound of his father’s...

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    Grant Bulltail comes from one of the last of the traditional storytelling families of the Apsáalooke or Crow people....

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    Proceeding from his post in the Tennessee State Parks, Bob Fulcher has spent four decades engaged in relentless folklife fieldwork...

  • Headshot of a woman.

    From listening to tales at the feet of her Grandaddy Murphy and on the knee of her Uncle Buster...

  • Headshot of a man.

    An exquisite tooler of leather, James F. Jackson carves in the distinctive Sheridan Style tradition of leatherwork. Fine tooling...

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    Balla Kouyaté’s lineage goes back more than 800 years to Balla Faséké, the first of an unbroken line of...

  • Headshot of a woman.

    For more than 30 years, Josephine Lobato has created embroidered renditions of cultural memories, enactments, and folk histories. Her...

  • Headshot of a man.

    Rich Smoker spends as many as 12 hours a day creating wildfowl decoy carvings out of his home workshop...

  • Headshots of two women.

    Las Tesoros de San Antonio are a group of elder women performers who teamed up to preserve Mexican and...