Anthology of American Folktales and Legends

ISBN-10: 0765621290
ISBN-13: 9780765621290
Edition: 2009
Author(s): Frank de Caro
Description: For folklorists, students, as well as general readers, this is the most comprehensive survey of American folktales and legends currently available. It offers an amazing variety of American legend and lore--everything from Appalachian Jack tales,  More...
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Copyright Year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 11/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 414
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

For folklorists, students, as well as general readers, this is the most comprehensive survey of American folktales and legends currently available. It offers an amazing variety of American legend and lore--everything from Appalachian Jack tales, African American folklore, riddles, trickster tales, tall tales, tales of the supernatural, legends of crime and criminals, tales of women, and even urban legends.The anthology is divided into three main sections--Native American and Hawaiian Narratives, Folktales, and Legends--and within each section the individual stories explore the myriad narrative traditions and genres from various geographic regions of the United States. Each section and tale genre is introduced and placed in its narrative context by noted folklorist Frank de Caro. Tale type and motif indexes complete the work.

Native American And Native Hawaiian Narratives
The Origin of Stories
Stealing Fire
Djogeon (Dwarf-Man) and His Uncle
Stone Boy
The Boy Who Become a Mink
Coyote's Eyes
Coyote and the Shadow People
Fox and Kingfisher
The Buffalo-Wife
The Woman Who Married the Merman
A Tale of the Sky World
The Siege of Courthouse Rock
The First Meeting of the Indians and the Europeans (Thatkak ila:ci:fo:kok)
A Story of Kamehameha I
Pele and Kahawali
Folktales From A Number of Traditions
Animal Tales
The Donkey, the Dog, the Cat and the Rooster
Lion, Fox, and Cowboy
Mr. Snake and the Farmer
Jack and His Fellows: Classic Hero Tales
The Long-Tailed Shirt
Old Bluebeard
Jack and His Dogs
The Big Old Giant
Jack and the Fox
The Boy That Never Seen a Fraid
Brave, Resourceful, and Kindly Women
The King and the Poor Man's Daughter
The Pretended Corpse
Old Foster
The Milliman's Daughter
Lady Feather flight
How Toodie Fixed Old Grunt
The Green Bird
The Talking Eggs
The Grateful Dead and Other Magic Helpers
The Girl That Weren't Ashamed to Own Her Kin
Old Shake-Your-Head
One-Eye, Two-Eyes and Three-Eyes
The Boat That Went on Land and Sea
Magical Powers and Magical Objects
He Heard Animals Talking
Nor'west Wind and Jack
The King's Well
Lucky Accidents
Old Stiff Dick
Jack and the King's Girl
The Old Man and the Coon
The Three Shining Stones
She Always Answered No
The Three Questions
Under Gravel Do I Travel
The Bride of the Evil One
A Bark Peeler's Life
Tricks and Tricksters
Aunt Kate's Goomer-Dust
�All of these Are Mine�
The Tar Baby
Bouqui and Lapin: The Farm
The Hare and the Porcupine
The One-Eyed Giant
The Three Littles Pigs
Pat O'Grady
Roclore and the King
The Tricky Yankee
How Brer Rabbit Brought Dust Out of the Rock
John, His Boss-Man, and the Catfish
When Brer Frog Gave a Big Dinner
Mr. Deer's My Riding Horse
Abe and Dinah
Husbands and Wives
The Stubborn Wife
Singing Her Warning
Rover in College (Rover au College)
Priests, Preachers, and Other Professions
The Stolen Hog
What Did Paul Say?
Too Strong a Penance
The Man Who Stole Lumber
A Death Bed Scene
The Smart Indian Lawyer
Closest to the Fire
Fools and Mishaps
Mule Eggs
The Hot Dogs (Les hot Dogs)
Big Fraid and Little Fraid
She's Got One Spoiled Tit
In Run My Hand Up Missis' Dress
The Irishman and the Moon
The Girl Who Died of Fright
Talking Turtle
�Trick� Tales and Parodies
The Lonely Old Man
Fido Is Dead (Fido est mort)
Between a Mountain Lion and a Grizzly
Three Wishes
The Toadfrog
Lies and Other Tall Tales
Carried by Buzzards
Paul Bunyan's Cooking Arrangements
Paul Bunyan's Big Cow
The Peach Tree Deer
Thawing Words
Leading Blind Hogs
The Two Big Hunters
The Stretching Harness
Liars' Contest: Speed
The Snake, the Frog and the Liquor
A Fish Story
A Night in the Jungle
�Jeez, the Mosquitoes Was Thick.�
Turnip and Kettle
�You Take Off Ten Pounds�
Some Other Humorous Tales
The Yank Reunion
What Madeline Done
The Coon-Monkey
Saying Grace
The Longest Tale
Religious Tales
The Family That Had Lost the Little Girl (La famille qu'avait Perdu la Petite fille)
The Horse with Wings
The Story of Arigo
Legends From A Number Of Traditions
Ghosts and Wraiths
The Haunted House
Ghost of a Mistreated Slave
The White Lady of the Van Rensselaer Mansion
A Haunted Mine
The Ghost Miner
The Negro in the Concrete
The Gate That Would Not Stay Shut
Conflict Over a Boundary Line
Ghost Haunts Her Re-Married Husband
The Dead Lover's Light
A Handshake
Ghost Appears in a Photo
A Miser's Ghost
Wyoming's Headless Horseman
A Ghost Dog
Reforming a Thief
Guarding His Own Body
The Ghost Priest
The Good Ghost at Wheeler
The Blue Light
A Ghostly Baby Snatcher
Two Manifestations of La Llorona
La Llorona
The Vanishing Hitchhiker
The Vanishing Bride
The Vanishing Nun
The Traveling Spirit
Ghost Cannot Pass Flowing Water
Draga's return
Calling Maryo Worth
Man Sees Own Ghost
Witchcraft, Magic, and Healing
The Six Witches
Witches and a Blessing
Casting Spells Over Animals
A Bewitched Gun
The Brothers Who Married Witches
Out of Her Skin
The Butter Witch
A Wizard Protests Being Overcharged
Death of a Witch Cat
Uncovering a Witch
Bewitched Cattle
Rival Hoodoo �Doctors�
Punishing a Wealthy Planter
Bewitching a Dog
Curing Rheumatism
Blowing the Fire Out of a Burned Arm
Omens and Other Strange Events
The Death-Watch Tick
A Death's Head
A Dream of Surf and Waves
A Voice Calling
The Dancing Light
The Robed Horseman
Person Born with Caul Has Second Sight
Prenatal Fear Causes Birthmark
The Fairy Birth
The Playing Player Piano
The Blood Stained Bricks
A Lost Stagecoach
Phantom Steamboat on Devil's Lake
Going to the Dance Hall
Finding a Lost Watch
Saved by Lightning
The Face on the Windowpane
The Face on the Tombstone
The Chain on the Tombstone
The Bride and the Egg Yolk
The Holyoke Dam
The Strange Death of a Slave Master
Cursed Clock
A Loup Garou's Debt
An Oyster-Culling Loup Garou
The Devil
The Devil Appears as a Black Dog
The Devil Plays Cards
The Devil and the card Players
The Devil in Eisenhower's Saloon
Raising the Devil
The Devil at the Discotheque
A Devil Child
Sold Body and Soul
Divine Retribution and Other Miracles
Sunday Mountain
Card-Playing on Sunday
Flowers from the Virgin Mary
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Great Merit
The Solider
Storyo of the Holy Child
Statue of St. Joseph Returns
Saint Joseph's Day
The Staircase at Loretto
How the Wandering Jew Appeared to an Early Settler in Nevada
Three Mysterious Laborers Aid One of Joseph Smithy's Protectors
Appearance of the Nephite
Bread for a Missionary
Missionaries Escape a Mob
Native Americans
The Legend of Lover's Leap
The Legend of Turkey Hill
The Annihilation of the Pascagoula
The Women Who Married Indians
Wakulla Pocahontas
Daniel Boone's Tricks on Indians
One of the Last of the Mohawks
Flok Heroes, Local Characters, and Wild People
Johnny Appleseed
Molly Mulhollun, the Cabin Builder
John Henry
Ben Lilly, Strongman of Morehouse Parish
Billy Hazard
Ziba King
Grorge Magoon Escapes the Wardens
The Wild Girl of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands
Panthers, Snakes, and Other Beasts
The Panther
Dick the Slave Boy and Wolves
The Poisoned Tree
Milk Snakes
The coach-Whip Snake
A Lake Serpent
The Beast of Busco
Hidden Treasure and Lost Mines
Bluebeard's Treasure
Buried Treasure of Jean Lafitte
Phantom Pigs Guard a Treasure
Frightened Away from Captain Kidd's Treasure
Larsen's Vein
The Treasure of Cacapan
The Metate Rocks of Loma Linda
The Lost Red Blanket Mine
The Lost Haystack Mine
Slavery and the Civil War
The Escape of John Bennett
The Tombstone
James Bowser, Emancipation Hero
A Confederate Spy
The Buss
Blood on the Floor
Morgan's Raiders
Yankee Ghosts in New Orleans
A Confederate Solider
What Caddy Did When She Heard That Lee Had Surrendered
Outlaws, Crime, and Criminals
Jesse James Spent the Night Near Terre Haute
Butch Cassidy's Escape
Eugene Bunch, the Robin Hood of Southeast Louisiana
How Railroad Bill Chased Himself to His Girl's House
Lewis the Robber Helps a Poor Widow
Winn Parish Night Riders
Robbery and Murder of a Traveler
Al Capone's Hideout Near Edwardsport
Dillinger's Long Penis in the Smithsonian
Belle Gunness
Drinks on the House
Frankie Silver
The Cannibal Couple
The Faithful Dog
Death from Fright
The Yankee Soldiers and the Baby
The Chirrionera
Place Names and Other Origins
How Mother Leather Coat Mountain Was Named
How the Rock Got Its Name
The Legend of the Dogwood Tree
The Jack o' Lantern
Prairie Lights (La Luz del Llano)
Origin of Packenham's Rum (The Corpse In the Cask)
Occupational Legends
Death in the Mines
Buying More Wind
The Last Train Robbery
A. Philip Randolph's Blank Check
The Resident's Stamp
Sleeping on the Night Shift
�Urban� Legends
The Hook
The Cadaver Arm
Snakes in the Fun House Tunnel
The Roommate's Death
The Bouffant Hair-Do
The Fried Rat
The Choking Doberman
The Boy Friend's Death
The Killer in the Back Seat
The Crazy Baglady Who Ate Her Hair
The Runaway Grandmother
The Concrete-Filled Cadillac
John F. Kennedy Is Still Alive in Dallas
Story Credits
Index of Tale Types and Motifs

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