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MACEDONIA

ALL OVER THE GREEK COUNTRYSIDE, THERE ARE MANY GRAVES. THIS IS
BECAUSE OF THE MANY WARS THAT HAVE BEEN FOUGHT HERE, AND FROM
THESE GRAVES COME THE GHOST STORIES THAT THE PEOPLE BELIEVE.

Submitter comment: JAMES LEARNED THIS FROM HIS PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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EMOTION

IT IS CUSTOMARY FOR POLISH CHILDREN TO VISIT OSWIECIM ON THEIR
VACATION.
DURING WORLD WAR II, THIS WAS THE CONCENTRATION CAMP WHERE GERMAN
SOLDIERS KILLED 4,OOO,OOO POLISH PRISONERS. THIS IS A SHRINE THAT
MUST BE VISITED OUT OF RESPECT AND LOVE FOR THE DEAD.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War

Date learned: 04-03-1979

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POLISH PROVERB

IN A LITTLE WHILE, MANY SOULS WILL FACE GOD.
TRANSLATION OF
QUIELE DUSZ STANIE ZA CHWILE, PRZED BAGIEM. (POLISH)

Submitter comment: THIS IS A SAYING OFTEN USED BEFORE A BATTLE. MY FATHER REMEMBERS THI
FROM POLAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): DEATH ; PREDICTION ; WAR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-26-1967

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WAR-DEATH CUSTOM

WHEN A RESIDENT OF FRANKLINVILLE, NEW YORK DIES, IN
THE SERVICE OR IS KILLED IN ACTION, HIS NAME IS
ENGRAVED ON A MEMORIAL PLAQUE IN TEN BROECK
ACADEMY, FRANKLINVILLE, NEW YORK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; FRANKLINVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ARMY CUSTOM

IN VIETNAM IT IS CUSTOM AND GOOD LUCK FOR THE SOLDIERS
TO WRITE THE NAME OF AT LEAST ONE GIRL HE KNEW ON
HIS HELMET. THEY ALSO BELIEVED THAT YOU WOULD
NEVER MARRY THIS GIRL. WRITING THIS NAME WAS GOOD
LUCK AS FAR AS SURVIVING WENT, BUT BAD LUCK AS
FAR AS RELATIONSHIP WITH HER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT REALLY BELIEVES IN THIS AS THE TWO GUYS THAT
DIED IN HIS OUTFIT DIDN'T HAVE NAMES ON THEIR HELMETS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War

Date learned: 11-22-1971

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MILITARY CUSTOM

A NEWLY COMMISSIONED OFFICER WILL GIVE THE FIRST
SOLDIER HE SALUTES A SILVER DOLLAR.

Where learned: KANSAS ; FORT RILEY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War

Date learned: 08-00-1966

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AMERICAN WARTIME CUSTOMS

THE FAMILIES OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS AT WAR OFTEN PUT
A STAR IN A WINDOW OF THEIR HOUSE FOR THE TIME
THAT THEIR SON IS IN THE SERVICE.

Submitter comment: NO KNOWLEDGE OF WHEN OR HOW THE INFORMANT
LEARNED THE ITEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War

Date learned: 10-04-1967

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LEATHERNECK

THE TERM LEATHERNECK DATES BACK TO THE DAYS WHEN THE
MARINES FOUGHT THE PIRATES. THE BOARDING PARTIES
USED TO WEAR LARGE LEATHER COLLARS SO THAT IF THEY
WERE STRUCK IN THE NECK WITH A SWORD, IT WOULDN'T
HURT THEM.
EVEN TODAY IN THEIR UNIFORM, YOU CAN SEE THIS BY
TH E HIGH STARCHED COLLAR THEY WEAR IN THEIR
DRESS UNIFORMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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OUTCASTS

IF A MARINE BATTALION LOSES ITS COLORS, FLAG, IN
BATTLE, THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RETURN TO THE UNITED
STATES UNTIL THEY REGAIN IT IN BATTLE.
FOR EXAMPLE: DURING WORLD WAR II THE FOURTH MARINE
BATTALION WAS FIGHTING WITH THE ARMY ON CORRIGADOR.
WHEN THE ARMY SURRENDERED ITS COLORS, THE MARINES
REFUSED TO DO SO AND BURNED THEIRS. SINCE THEY
LOST THEIR COLORS, THEY COULD NOT RETURN TO
THE UNITED STATES AND THEY WERE STATIONED IN HAWAII
WHEN IT WAS NOT A STATE. THEY HAVE SINCE WON THEIR
COLORS BACK FIGHTING IN VIETNAM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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CUSTOM

WHITE FLAG OF TRUCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Custom
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE VOW OF BEING A DOG STRAP SOLDIER.

WHEN A SOO INDIAN VOWS TO BE A DOG STRAP SOLDIER HE PUTS A STAKE
IN THE GROUND AND TIES A TEN-FOOT DOG STRAP TO IT. HE THEN TIES
THE OTHER END TO HIS ANKLE AND HE VOWS NOT TO FLEE DURING BATTLE.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A VOW OF BRAVERY. IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO THE SIOUX
TO BE BRAVE THAN TO WIN THE BATTLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War

Date learned: 11-03-1985

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COUNTING COUP

COUNTING COUP FOR THE SOO INDIANS IS DONE BY RIDING INTO
BATTLE ARMED ONLY WITH A COUP STICK WHICH IS NOT A WEAPON
AND TAPPING YOUR ENEMY WITH THE STICK.

Submitter comment: COUNTING COUP IS A WAY TO RECEIVE GREAT HONOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War

Date learned: 11-03-1985

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IN AFGHANISTAN, THE VARIOUS MOUNTAIN TRIBES PLAY A
POPULAR GAME. THE GAME GOES LIKE THIS.
THE MEN OF THE TRIBE, MOUNTED ON HORSEBACK, ARE EQUIPPED
WITH POLES THAT HAVE A LONG BLADE ON THE END. WHILE ON
HORSEBACK, THEY MUST KILL A YOUNG CALF WITH THEIR POLES
AND CUT OFF THE HEAD. THEN THEY MUST ROLL THE HEAD OF THE
CALF FROM ONE END OF THE FIELD TO THE OTHER, AND THEN
BACK AGAIN TO WHERE THEY STARTED. THE ONE IN POSSESSION
OF THE HEAD AT THIS POINT WINS THE GAME.

Submitter comment: SINCE THE SOVIET INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN, THE AFGHANIS
NOW USE CAPTURED SOVIET POW'S FOR THIS GAME INSTEAD OF
THEIR CATTLE, WHICH THEY FEEL THAT THEY MUST CONSERVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BEHEADING ; SEVERED HEAD OF HUMAN USED AS BALL ; WAR PRISONERS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War

Date learned: 08-00-1987

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MACEDONIA

ALL OVER THE GREEK COUNTRYSIDE, THERE ARE MANY GRAVES. THIS IS
BECAUSE OF THE MANY WARS THAT HAVE BEEN FOUGHT HERE, AND FROM
THESE GRAVES COME THE GHOST STORIES THAT THE PEOPLE BELIEVE.

Submitter comment: JAMES LEARNED THIS FROM HIS PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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MACEDONIA

ALL OVER THE GREEK COUNTRYSIDE, THERE ARE MANY GRAVES. THIS IS
BECAUSE OF THE MANY WARS THAT HAVE BEEN FOUGHT HERE, AND FROM
THESE GRAVES COME THE GHOST STORIES THAT THE PEOPLE BELIEVE.

Submitter comment: JAMES LEARNED THIS FROM HIS PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- War
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Cemetery

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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