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This volume borrows its title from John Q. Anderson's article on the horned toad of the Southwest. William Owens' "Seer of Corsicana" and "Curanderos of South Texas" by Brownie McNeil are about the folk doctors or advisers whom the people visited. The next two articles by John Henry Faulk and William Henry Hardin are about folk characters who have in common a creativity which leads one to imaginative lying and the other to stories, rhymes, or tricks to raise a laugh. George D. Hendricks writes of "Southpaws, Psychology, and Social Science," and Americo Paredes writes of songs and stories found in the Spanish Southwest. Michael J. Ahearn writes the history of a madstone that has been in his family for a long time. Everett Gillis describes a rural singing school. Girlene Marie Williams writes of "Negro Stories from the Colorado Valley" while Fred O.Weldon analyses the Negro folk hero. Cultural conflict is evident in Richard Lancaster's "Why the White Man Will Never Reach the Sun." Frontier life and ways are reflected in G. A. Reynolds' essay on "Vigilante Justice in Springtown." J. R. Jamison tells the story of "The Sinking Treasure of Bowie Creek." Ruth Dodson's essay "South Texas Sketches" looks back to frontier life and Kenneth Porter writes of ghost stories.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. and horns on the toads information
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  1. Title
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. And Horns on the Toads
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  1. Seer of Corsicana
  2. pp. 14-31
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  1. Curanderos of South Texas
  2. pp. 32-44
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  1. Joe Whilden, One of the People
  2. pp. 45-57
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  1. Grandpa Brown
  2. pp. 58-68
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  1. Southpaws, Psychology, and Social Science
  2. pp. 69-87
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  1. The Bury-Me-Not Theme in the Southwest
  2. pp. 88-92
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  1. Cante Jondo and Flamenco in Andalusia and Hispano-America
  2. pp. 93-107
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  1. The Personification of Animals in the RelaciĆ³n of Mexico
  2. pp. 108-121
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  1. Rails Below the Rio Grande
  2. pp. 122-135
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  1. I Heard It on the Border
  2. pp. 136-141
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  1. Speak of the Devil
  2. pp. 142-146
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  1. The Noell Madstone
  2. pp. 147-152
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  1. Texas Singing Schools
  2. pp. 153-160
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  1. Negro Stories from the Colorado Valley
  2. pp. 161-169
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  1. Negro Folktale Heroes
  2. pp. 170-189
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  1. Why the White Man Will Never Reach the Sun
  2. pp. 190-200
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  1. Vigilante Justice in Springtown
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  1. The Sinking Treasure of Bowie Creek
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  1. South Texas Sketches
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  1. Two Ghost Stories of Military Life in the Southwest
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780870740138
Related ISBN
9780870740138
MARC Record
OCLC
1004186390
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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