Last modified on February 9, 2010

Duke Addicks has had more than fifty years of experience telling stories in the Upper Midwest

Duke Addicks' Powerful Storytelling Presentations have fascinated hundreds of audiences of adults and older children.

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 group's next meeting, special event, festival, campfire or outing.

Contact him at
(651) 643-0622
or by email at

Duke Addicks Home

Duke's Flute Player Page

About Duke Addicks

Duke's recent and upcoming programs open to the public

Native American flute information

For more information about storytelling and storytellers: visit Northstar Storytelling League and Northlands Storytelling Network

Friends of the Minnesota Valley

Friends of the Mississippi River

Friends of the Upper Mississippi River Refuges

More Upper Mississippi River information


Mary Beth Garrigan, Former Director of Programming, National Eagle Center, 1-800-798-0324, (Eagle and Thunderbird Legends and Lore).

Patrick Daddario, Chair, Mdewakanton Indian Community of Mendota, (651) 455-9798 (Eagle and Thunderbird Legends and Lore).

Former 3rd Grade teacher Connie Wittek, IHM-St. Luke's School, (651) 454-8109 (American Indian History Tales).

Jim Wilkie, Co-chair, Alma Coordinating Committee for the Grand Excursion,, (608) 685-2586 (all of Duke’s stories).

Patrick T. Redig, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director Emeritus, The Raptor Center, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, (612) 624-4469. (Eagle and Thunderbird Legends and Lore).

Vivian Neiger, Volunteer Coordinator, The Raptor Center of the University of Minnesota,, (612) 624-3928 (Eagle and Thunderbird Legends and Lore).

Reggie McLeod, Editor/Publisher, Big River Magazine, (507) 454-5949 (Mississippi River Ghost Stories).

Peggy Lynch, Executive Director, Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County (651) 698-8761, (Pig's Eye Returns).

Mary Elise Antoine, Board Member, Prairie du Chien, Wis., Historical Society; Co-organizer, Cannons & Redcoats,, (608) 326-4410.

Elizabeth Storey, Friends of the Mississippi River, Gorge Stewards Coordinator, (651) 222-2193, (eagle stories and information)

Andrea Mueller, (507) 867-9229 (eagle stories and information)

Tim Loose, Refuge Operations Specialist, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, McGregor, Iowa, District (563) 873-3423,

More references available upon request.

Accolades from fellow storytellers

“Duke has great stories that captivate audiences deep down inside.”

“Duke has the marvelous ability to impart information with charm and excitement to audiences of all ages. It isn’t easy to keep seniors and toddlers engaged throughout the whole presentation, but Duke does it with panache!”

“He is indeed a living storytelling legend and anything that can be done to preserve the incredible storytelling work of his life should be done.”

Duke has a brilliant way of teaching while he is entertaining/enthralling you with a story.”

“Duke is without a doubt the Minnesota Master of real ghost stories. He makes the stories of ghosts seem natural and believable.”

“Like a good story, Duke manages to surprise and entertain, delight and sooth. It is impossible to think of him without smiling.”