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The Storytelling Gifts of Esther Martinez

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The Storytelling Gifts of Esther Martinez

Remembrances

The Storytelling Gifts of Esther Martinez

The Storytelling Gifts of Esther Martinez

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Esther "Blue Water" Martinez, a linguist and storyteller from New Mexico who worked to preserve the Tewa people's native tongue, was killed in a traffic accident over the weekend. She had just accepted the nation's highest honor for folk artists. She was 94.

Guest:

Barry Bergey, director of Folk and Traditional Arts, National Endowment for the Arts