• Tame ginseng.

    • Contributor: Sprouse, Randy - Williams, Ronnie J. "Joe - Hufford, Mary
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1995-09-27
  • How to use a ginseng hoe.

    • Contributor: Williams, Ronnie J. "Joe - Hufford, Mary
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1995-09-27
  • Snakes and ginseng hunting.

    • Contributor: Williams, Ronnie J. "Joe - Hufford, Mary
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1995-09-27
  • Women sengers.

    • Contributor: Sprouse, Randy - Williams, Ronnie J. "Joe - Hufford, Mary
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1995-09-27
  • Staring down nettleweed.

    • Contributor: Sprouse, Randy - Williams, Ronnie J. "Joe - Hufford, Mary - Flynn, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1995-09-27
  • Headwaters of the Big Coal River -- Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia

    The maps for this site are based on U.S.G.S. topographic quads and which were notated in field interviews conducted between 1994 and 1999. Dave Bailey, Woody Boggs, Ben Burnside, Ed Cantley, Tony Dickens, Paul Fitzwater, Ivan Jarrell, Ricky Meadows, Howard Miller, Elbert Pettry, Wesley Scarbrough, and Rocky Turner helped fill out the quads with local names, and their accounts of places and origins of ...

  • Stalking the Wily Seng -- Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia

    Though in biological terms ginseng is properly flora, in the ginsengers' world it behaves like fauna. Ginseng is not merely "harvested," it is "hunted," and rare six-, seven-, and eight-prong specimens are coveted like twelve-point bucks. There is an agency assigned to ginseng unparalleled among the many plants valued on Coal River. "It hides away from man with seeming intelligence," wrote Arthur Harding in ...