MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Apr. 21, 1947


Notes on U.S. customs, manners & morals as reported in the U.S. press:

¶ In a giant tepee in Washington State's isolated Rock Creek canyon, some 200 braves, squaws and papooses of the Rock Creek and Flathead tribes wailed, danced, and thumped tom toms. The occasion: the tribes' annual Root Festival, when members thank the Great Spirit for causing the roots to ripen and the salmon to run. The tepee was electrically lighted; in the grove outside a soft-drink and balloon vendor set up his stand, did a profitable business....

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