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This is a collection of Texan and Mexican folklore, including stories about the Navajo Indians, the Alamo, Jim Bowie, various folk characters, tortilla making, and other humorous anecdotes. Dobie examines "Rose and His Story of the Alamo." Other pieces on the Alamo include "How Jim Bowie Died" and "Inventing Stories about the Alamo." "Anecdotes as Side Lights to Texas History" explores stories of the founders of Texas. Among other pieces included are: "There's a Geography of Humorous Anecdotes," "Folk Characters of the Sheep Industry," "The Ghost Sheep Dog," "Tortilla Making," "Navajo Sketches," and many more.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Preface to the Reprint Edition
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Contents
  2. p. iii
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  1. Folk-Lore and Tradition in a Growing Society
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  1. Rose and his Story of the Alamo
  2. pp. 9-41
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  1. Inventing Stories about the Alamo
  2. pp. 42-47
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  1. How Jim Bowie Died
  2. pp. 48-58
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  1. Anecdotes as Sidelights to Texas History
  2. pp. 59-74
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  1. There'S a Geography of Humorous Anecdotes
  2. pp. 75-84
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  1. Folk Characters of the Sheep Industry
  2. pp. 85-118
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  1. The Ghost Sheep Dog
  2. pp. 119-121
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  1. The Pastor and the Serpent
  2. pp. 122-133
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  1. The Mexican Folk Version of King Midas
  2. pp. 134-136
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  1. Tortilla Making
  2. pp. 137-141
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  1. Navajo Sketches
  2. pp. 142-145
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  1. The Roadrunner in Fact and Folk-Lore
  2. pp. 146-174
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 175-177
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  1. Proceedings of the Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1939
  2. pp. 178-180
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 181-186
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780870741739
Related ISBN
9780870741739
MARC Record
OCLC
1004186371
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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