Bagpipes used by Scottish fur traders and American Indian drums and flutes are often played by Duke as part of his storytelling.
Invite Duke to tell his stories at your groups next meeting, special event, festival, campfire or outing.
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Duke Addicks has over fifty years experience as a professional storyteller.
Duke's powerful presentations have fascinated hundreds of audiences of adults and older children and have been heard by millions over public, commercial and American Indian radio networks.
Duke holds a BA degree in anthropology from the University of Minnesota and is also a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. He also has a MA from the Ecumenical United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. His master's thesis was on the visions of Dakota Indian Black Elk. He is a licensed Episcopal Minister.
Duke studied traditional storytelling in his youth with his Cherokee Grandmother and later with Ojibwa storyteller and healer Anna Moon Feather. His American Indian relatives gave him the name Asgina Ageli, or "Walks With the Ancestors."
Duke serves on the Board of the Ramsey County (St. Paul, Minnesota) Historical Society, and is a member of La Compagnie des Hivernants de la Riviere Ste. Pierre (an historical society composed of persons who portray life in the Fur Trade Era.) He is a volunteer special events educator at the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota and has completed professional development instruction at the College of Veterinary Medicine in the care and management of captive raptors. He is a volunteer educator and eagle handler at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota, and a volunteer historian/naturalist at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
As a professional storyteller for over 50 years, Duke has made numerous storytelling presentations for libraries, schools, colleges, corporate meetings, associations, festivals, historical societies, theaters and other organizations and groups. Duke frequently uses bagpipes and American Indian drums and flutes when appropriate as part of his stories. Duke's Flute Player Page