Appalachian Folk Magic: Generations of “Granny Witchcraft” and Spiritual Work

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When these Scottish, Irish, and English settlers arrived, they combined their traditional practices with Native American knowledge about flowers, berries, roots, and leaves native to Appalachia. Settlers from Germany and people of African descent also shared their wisdom about rituals and natural remedies. Out of this large melting pot was born a uniquely American faith tradition practiced mostly by familial matriarchs.

“Granny magic” or “granny witchcraft” represents one flavor.

Source: Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

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