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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Folk Culture: American folk Culture studies of material culture typically addresses how objects are designed made and used and what they mean (on various levels) to those who make and use them. Folk culture and customs give people a tie to their heritage, and make them feel like they belong. 22 states today have now recognized square dancing as an official state symbol. American FolkDances -Small Communities-has a hearth, but no recorded reason for where or why a tradition formed-People are committed to the health of or community-Styles passed down from previous generations -Location covers large areas with multiple communities or societies-Almost always a documented beginning event, or people that started a tradition.-People are committed to their own well being. Youth focused.-Styles change constantly. Influenced by media and celebrities. Folk Culture VS. Popular Culture Old Folk Tails Johnny AppleseedAn Ohio Legendretold byJ.E. Schlosser Johnny Appleseed was a hermit and a wanderer who was welcomed wherever he went in the Ohio territory. Everyone loved him, in spite of his unkempt appearance. He always carried a sack full of apple seeds to plant, and walked barefoot all year round. He knew the frontier woods better than anyone. Even the Indians respected Johnny Appleseed for his courage. When the War of 1812 began, many Indians allied themselves with the British, seeking to revenge injustices done to their people by the settlers. They attacked up and down the Ohio territory, but they left Johnny Appleseed alone. Taking advantage of his position, Johnny Appleseed became the Paul Revere of the Ohio territory, warning settlers of danger. On one occasion, Johnny Appleseed learned that a band of Indians had laid siege on the town of Mansfield, Ohio. Johnny Appleseed ran twenty-six miles through the forest to Mt. Vernon to obtain help for the settlers. As he ran, he tried to warn other settlers along the path of the danger by blowing on an old powder horn. Aid reached the town within a day, and the settlers were spared, thanks to the bravery of Johnny Appleseed. Citations:Ohio Folklore." Johnny Appleseed: From Ohio Folklore at N.p., 12 Dec. 2014. Web. 13 Dec. 2014."Material Culture." Material Culture: American Folklife Center: An Illustrated Guide (Library of Congress). N.p., 29 Oct. 2010. Web. 12 Dec. 2014."American Folklife: A Commonwealth of Cultures." American Folklife: A Commonwealth of Cultures (The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress). N.p., 30 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.
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