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Oregon Folklife Network Seeks Two Contract Fieldworkers

Wednesday, April 23, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Pending final funding notification, the Oregon Folklife Network seeks to hire two professional folklorists to conduct a folklife field survey and documentation of traditions in the greater Columbia River Gorge in northern Oregon. This very rural, 11,961 square-mile region includes Hood River, Wasco, Jefferson, Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, and Umatilla counties, as well as the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla.

Fieldwork regions will be divided up based on the experience and backgrounds of the folklorists selected. Fieldworkers will document regional and occupational folklore such as ranching, rodeo, logging, mining, hunting, railroad, farming, fishing and waterways traditions. As well, they will explore the heritage of Native (Warm Springs, Wasco, Umatilla, Northern Paiute, Cayuse, Wala Wala); Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Hawai’ian); Latino (Mexican); European (English, German, Irish, Norwegian, Scottish); and African American residents including but not limited to their foodways, music, crafts, storytelling, and other relevant traditional expressions.

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