June 26, 2012

Basket maker receives Heritage Fellowship

Passamaquoddy basket maker honored by National Endowment for the ArtsA Passamaquoddy basket maker in Maine is one of nine Americans to be awarded a 2012 National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Molly Neptune of Princeton says she started making scraps of ash wood into baskets as a girl and received encouragement from her mother and other basket makers.
Comment:  For more on Indians and NEA awards, see Fasthorse Wins NEA Grant and Love Medicine Chosen as Big Read.

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