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Wyoming folklore : reminiscences, folktales, beliefs, customs, and folk speech

Author: James R Dow; Roger L Welsch; Susan D Dow; Federal Writers' Project.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collection of Wyoming's folklore produced by the Federal Writers Project

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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Dow; Roger L Welsch; Susan D Dow; Federal Writers' Project.
ISBN: 9780803243026 0803243022
OCLC Number: 555650100
Description: 263 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction Part 1. Pioneer Memories 1. Cowboy Days with the Old Union Cattle Company; 2. Tale of the Southern Trail; 3. Life in a Line Camp; 4. A Christmas in the Mountains; 5. An Old-Time Christmas in Jackson Hole; 6. Stories of a Round-up; 7. The Last Great Buffalo Hunt of Washakie and His Band in the Big Horn Basin Country; 8. A Stampede; 9. Civil Strife; 10. The Fleur-de-Lis Cocktail; 11. Putting on the Style; 12. American Class; 13. Packer, the Man-Eater Part 2. The White Man's Tales Lost Mine Tales: 14. The Lost Treasure of the Haystacks; 15. Lost Gold of the Big Horn Basin; 16. The Lost Soldier Mine; 17. The Lost DeSmet Treasure; 18. Indian Joe's Gold; 19. The Lost Sweetwater Mine; 20. The Lost 600 Pounds Tall Tales and Humor: 21. The Coney; 22. Bearing Down; 23. Slovakian Rabbits; 24. The Prolific Herds; 25. Hunting on the Railroad; 26. All Aboard!; 27. The Fossil Bug; 28. The Big Snake on Muddy Creek; 29. Wyoming Fauna; 30. The Capture of a Sea Serpent; 31. Vanishing Elk; 32. The Hard-Water Spring; 33. "Dutch" Seipt's River; 34. The Great Discovery; 35. Love on the Yellowstone; 36. The Dying Cowboy; 37. Getting the Tenderfoot; 38. Jerky Bill's Funeral Characters, Big and Little: 39. The Wake of the White Swede; 40. Disappearing Johnny; 41. The Lynching of Walters and Gorman; 42. Jim Baker's Revenge; 43. The Piano Tuner and His Hallet Canyon Hunch; 44. The Man with the Celluloid Nose; 45. Portugee's Ride; 46. The White Rider; 47. The Chicago Kid; 48. A Woman's Wiles; 49. The Legend of the Indian Princess Ah-ho-ap-pa Ghost Tales: 50. Ghost Lights on Old Morrisey Road; 51. The Hoback River Ghost; 52. The Phantom Scout; 53. The Specter of Cheyenne Pass; 54. The Laramie Ghost; 55. The Ghost of Cross Anchor Ranch; 56. The Ghost of Nightcap Bay; 57. The Oakley Ghost; 58. Mel Quick's Story Folk Etymologies: 59. The Hartville Rag; 60. The Story of Whiskey Gap; 61. The Legend of Crazy Woman Country; 62. The Story of Rawhide Butte; 63. The Legend of Fanny's Peak Part 3. Indian Folktales Creation Myths: 64. Arapaho (1) and Arapaho (2); 65. Shoshone Tales and Legends: 66. Axe Brown's Stories; 67. Lone Bear's Story; 68. The Nin 'am-bea, or "Little People"; 69. The Mouthless People; 70. A Shoshone Legend; 71. The Fort Washakie Hot Spring; 72. The Story of the Cottontail and the Sun Indian Legends of Jackson Hole: 73. The Sheep-eaters; 74. The Happy Hunting Grounds; 75. The Legend of Sheep Mountain; 76. The Legend of "One-Eye" Indian Place Name Legends: 77. The Legend of Big Springs; 78. Shoshone Version of the Legend of the Big Spring; 79. The Legend of Wind River Canyon; 80. The Legend of Chugwater Creek; 81. Legends of Lake DeSmet; 82. Lovers' Leap; 83. The Legend of Bull Lake; 84. The Great Medicine Wheel Medicine Wheel Legends: 85. The Legends of the Devil's Tower; 86. A Kiowa Legend of the Devil's Tower Part 4. Folk Belief, Custom, and Speech Folk Belief: 87. Weather; 88. Love; 89. Good Luck; 90. Bad Luck; 91. Wishes; 92. Medicines Cures from Other Wyoming Sources: 93. Physiognomy, Reading Character and Omens by Physical Features; 94. Dream Interpretations; 95. Miscellaneous Beliefs and Omens; 96. Indian Beliefs Folk Speech: 97. Glossary of Terms, Nicknames, and Folk Speech; 98. Cheap Thunder! An Example of Folk Speech in Action
Responsibility: collected by the Federal Writers' Project ; edited by James R. Dow, Roger L. Welsch, and Susan D. Dow ; introduction by James R. Dow and Roger L. Welsch.

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