The Root Doctors and the Courtroom.

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Schmalleger, Frank.  “The Root Doctors and the Courtroom.”  North Carolina Folklore Journal 29.2 (Fall-Winter 1981): 102-05.


Schmalleger and his students interviewed ten Lumbee conjurers in 1980.  Conjurers try to influence witnesses and the judge.  They attribute any failure of their methods to the client’s lack of faith or faulty followthrough on instructions.

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