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Wisconsin

Bashnell, Louis
1987
Slovenian American Musician, Accordionist, Polka

Blackdeer, Lila Greengrass
1999
Native American, Hocak Artisan, Basket Maker

Christenson, Betty Pisio
1996
Ukranian American Artisan, Egg Decorator

Hawpetoss, Gerald R.
1992
Native American, Menominee/Potowatomi Artisan, Regalia Maker

Kvalheim, Ethel
1989
Norwegian American Artisan, Rosemaler

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Michigan

Armstrong, Howard
1990
African American Musician, String Band

Mainer, Wade
1987
Anglo-American Musician, Banjo Player, Singer, Appalachian

Moilanen, Art
1990
Finnish American Musician, Accordionist

Yang Fang Nhu
1988
Asian American, Hmong Artisan, Weaver, Embroiderer

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Minnesota

Bounxou Chanthrapone
2000
Asian American, Laotian Artisan, Weaver

Dahlin, Paul
1996
Swedish American Musician, Fiddler

Hengel, Christy
1989
German American Instrument Maker, Concertina

Kegg, Maude
1990
Native American, Ojibwe Artisan, Storyteller

Melgaard, Leif
1985
Norwegian American Artisan, Wood Carver

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Missouri

Enloe, Lyman
1995
Anglo-American Musician, Fiddler

Holt, Bob
1999
Anglo-American Musician, Fiddler, Ozark

Murphy, Mabel E.
1989
Anglo-American Artisan, Quilter

Mone and Vanxay Saenphimmachak
1993
Asian American, Laotian Artisan, Weaver, Needleworker, Loom Maker

Smith, Willie Mae Ford
1988
African American Musician, Singer, Gospel

Townsend, Henry
1985
African American Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Blues

Williams, Claude 'Fiddler'
1998
African American Musician, Fiddler, Jazz/Swing

Wisconsin | Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | Illinois | Iowa

Illinois

Blazonczyk, Eddie
1998
Polish American Musician, Bandleader, Polka

Carroll, Liz
1994
Irish American Musician, Bandleader, Polka

Flatley, Michael
1988
Irish American Dancer, Irish Step

Luandrew, Albert 'Sunnyland Slim'
1988
African American Musician, Pianist, Singer, Blues

Popovich, Adam
1982
Serbian American Musician, Tamburitza

Shannon, Joe
1983
Irish American Musician, Uillean Piper

Staples, Roebuck 'Pops'
1998
African American Musician, Gospel, Blues

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Iowa

Mapayou, Everett
1993
Native American, Mesquakie Musician, Singer

Mougin, Genevieve
1984
Lebanese American Artisan, Lace Maker

Overgaard, Nadjeschda
1998
Danish American Artisan, Needleworker, Hardanger

Trumpold, Dorothy
2001
German American Artisan, Weaver

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January 5, 2009
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