Quotations From FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECT OF THE WOR

 

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    Music is so much a part of their daily lives that if an Indian visits another reservation one of the first questions asked on his return is: "What new songs did you learn?"
    Federal Writers' Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Minnesota: A State Guide (The WPA Guide to Minnesota), p. 39, in "First Americans," Viking Press (1938). On the modern Chippewa; drawn from Frances Densmore, Chippewa Music, Bulletin 45, Bureau of American Ethnology.

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    The candidate tells us we are the "backbone of the State," and we know that it is true, not because we are possessed of certain endowed virtues, but because we are a majority and have the vote.
    Federal Writers' Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Mississippi: A Guide to the Magnolia State (The WPA Guide to Mississippi), p. 17, in "White Folkways," Viking Press (1938).
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    Treat the cow kindly, boys; remember she's a lady—and a mother.
    Federal Writers' Project Of The Wor, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Quoting Theophilus Hacker, University of Minnesota Dairy School head. Minnesota: A State Guide (The WPA Guide to Minnesota), p. 233, Viking Press (1938). Advice to students.

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