Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Bongalis, Kostis "Shorty
Bongalis, Mae
Hufford, Mary
Dates 1995
Location Naoma
Raleigh County
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects Black Lung (Pneumoconiosis)
Camphor
Corn Silk Tea
Dog Fennel
Ethnography
Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis)
Herbal Remedies
Interviews
Mullein
Onions
Penny Royal
Racial Segregation
Railroad Tracks As Free Space
Rhubarb Root
Sassafras (Sassafras Albidum)
Sore Throat Remedies
Typhoid
Yellowroot
Title
"A lot of old remedies work."
Contributor Names
Bongalis, Kostis "Shorty" (Interviewee)
Bongalis, Mae (Interviewee)
Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
March 11, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Onions
-  Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
-  Yellowroot
-  Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
-  Black lung (Pneumoconiosis)
-  Camphor
-  Corn silk tea
-  Dog fennel
-  Herbal remedies
-  Mullein
-  Penny royal
-  Racial segregation
-  Railroad tracks as free space
-  Rhubarb root
-  Sore throat remedies
-  Typhoid
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Naoma
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Event: Interview with Mae Bongalis and her son, Kostis "Shorty" Bongalis.
-  Mary Hufford is reading remedies from a book, and this spins off into a discussion of onions used to cure typhoid, which incorporates a discussion of racial segregation in Montcoal.
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-A046
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afccmns.046008


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