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This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains information about folklore in Texas and Mexico, including folk songs and ballads, ghost stories, Mexican animal tales, sermons, stories about games and celebrations, folklore of Texas plants, and information about folk remedies. This volume is composed of materials published originally in the first twenty-five volumes of the Texas Folklore Society.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Preface, Francis Edward Abernethy
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  1. Preface, October 30, 1954
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  1. Contents
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  1. Dedication Page
  2. p. xv
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  1. Indian Tales
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  1. Alabama-Coushatta Tales
  2. pp. 12-18
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  1. Mexican Tales
  2. pp. 19-24
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  1. A Pack Load of Mexican Tales
  2. pp. 25-39
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  1. The Little Animals
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  1. To Whom God Wishes to Give He will Give
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  1. Negro Tales and Jokes
  2. pp. 50-55
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  1. Juneteenth
  2. pp. 56-66
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  1. Stories and Songs for Children
  2. pp. 67-77
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  1. Ratoncito Pérez
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  1. The Frog's Courting
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  1. Legends
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  1. Stampede Mesa
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  1. The Deathless Pacing White Stallion
  2. pp. 106-112
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  1. The Legend of Sam Bass
  2. pp. 113-116
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  1. Ghost Stories
  2. pp. 117-118
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  1. Mexican Ghosts from El Paso
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  1. The Ghost Nun
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  1. The Weeping Woman
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  1. Ballads and Songs
  2. pp. 131-136
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  1. Some Texas Folk Songs
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  1. Corridos
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  1. El Toro Moro
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  1. Corrido de Kansas
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  1. El Contrabando del Paso
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  1. Deportados
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  1. Chapter 27
  2. p. 158
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  1. Negro Songs
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  1. Six Negro Songs from the Colorado Valley
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  1. Some Texas Spirituals
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  1. Sermons
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  1. Games and Gatherings
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  1. The Snap Party in Mills County
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  1. “Hoping Out” in East Texas
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  1. Rope-Jumping Rhymes
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  1. Children's Games in Fredericksburg
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  1. Sayings and Proverbs
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  1. Grandma's Sayings
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  1. Old-Time Negro Proverbs
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  1. Dichos from Austin
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  1. Superstitions
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  1. Cures
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  1. The Curandero of Los Olmos
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  1. Susto
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  1. Plants
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  1. Animals
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  1. The Folklore of Texas Birds
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  1. The Paisano's Cactus Corral
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  1. Folklore in Natural History
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  1. Oil
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  1. Pipeline Diction
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  1. Oil Patch Talk
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  1. Aunt Cordie's Ax and other Motifs in Oil
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  1. Appendix
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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
9781574410556
Related ISBN
9781574410556
MARC Record
OCLC
1084424040
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-23
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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