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Okie

a system of grading of feeder calves purchased for feedlots and based on percentage of beef versus dairy blood in the breeding. The bulk of these cattle are yearling, baldy-faced, Hereford cross steers. The name is a contraction of Oklahoma.
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Like Woody Guthrie's songs about dust bowl migrants, it spins the experience of the poor into troubling questions.
This short Guthrie biography is drawn from Klein, Woody Guthrie, 1-186; Guy Logsdon, "Woody," in Woody Guthrie, Woody Sez (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1975), viixvii; and Charles Shindo, Dust Bowl Migrants in the American Imagination (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1997), esp.
Hobos to Street People: Artists' Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present compares artistic interpretations of homelessness from the Dust Bowl migrants of the 1930s to the stigmatized street people of today--with a focus on California.