Publisher: Bison Books (July 1, 2006)
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A extraordinary pupil and author who, within the phrases of H. L. Mencken, “put the research of yankee English on its legs,” Louise Pound (1872–1958) was once continually intensely attracted to the folklore of her domestic nation. Nebraska Folklore, first released in 1959, collects her most sensible paintings in that wealthy vein.Included are cave legends, snake superstitions, climate lore, stories of sturdy males who rival Paul Bunyan, tales of Indian fanatics' leaps, hoaxes of a petrified guy and a land-locked sea monster, and the legends of Weeping Water and Lincoln Salt Basin. a bit on previous Nebraska folks customs offers a wealth of data approximately vacation observances, literary and debating societies, political rallies, spelling contests, and diverse social traditions. Going past Nebraska, the e-book ends with experiences of the origins of yankee cowboy and people songs and of using dialect in folklore. Its wit and honesty will attract readers far and wide. Roger Welsch offers an advent to this new Bison Books version.