Esther Stutzman

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Describe traditional skill/craft/art, when &why it is done, and your history with it:

Traditional storytelling in the tradition of the Kalapuya/Coos.  I have been telling stories all my life.  I work with Indian youth to encourage the art of storytelling. [Watch for additional media of Esther's American Indian Youth Camp.]

How and from whom was the tradition learned:

Elders and family members.

How, when, why did you come to Oregon:

Any other biographical information (awards, honors, presentations, etc.):

Founding member Northwest Indian Storyteller’s Association

Longtime Oregon Folklife Program participant

Primary Storyteller for Mother Earth’s Children, an American Indian repertory theater.

 

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