Film, Video Art of the Hunt: Hunting & Fishing Folklore

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Title
Art of the Hunt: Hunting & Fishing Folklore
Summary
Wyoming-based folklorist Andrea Graham discusses her fieldwork among fishers and hunters in the contemporary American West and explores how these traditions maintain, reinforce and celebrate deeply-rooted elements of place, family and community life. The folklore and traditions surrounding hunting and fishing are among the most ancient expressions of traditional culture in contemporary America. Although hunting and fishing are not usually seen as artistic pursuits, a closer examination of the handmade tools and gear used, the skills of guides and outfitters, the decorative crafts involved and the hunting and fishing stories told among hunters reveal an enormous depth of creativity, beauty and tradition. These traditions remain strong, especially in the American West.
Event Date
June 07, 2018
Running Time
45 minutes, 3 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
online text
image

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