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Title Myths, legends, and folktales of America : an anthology / [edited by] David Leeming and Jake Page
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1999


Description 1 online resource (xi, 221 pages) : illustrations
Contents Zuni: the separation of the first parents -- A Cherokee Earth-diver creation myth -- A Tewa emergence creation myth -- A Hawaiian creation myth -- A Navajo myth of Changing Woman -- A Sioux myth of White Buffalo Woman -- An Inuit myth of Sedna -- A Karuk myth of Coyote -- A Tsimshian myth of Raven -- A Brule Sioux myth of the coming of the white man -- The virgin of Guadalupe -- La Llorona [the weeping woman] -- The sacred earth of Chimayo -- The Penitentes, the Passion -- The work ethic : Cotton Mather -- The almighty dollar : Benjamin Franklin -- God and the elect : Jonathan Edwards -- The melting pot : Crevecoeur -- Manifest destiny : Richard Yates and William Gilpin -- Miss Liberty -- Uncle Sam -- Yankee Doodle -- The transcendental deity : Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Technology apotheosized : Henry David Thoreau -- The dynamo : Henry Adams -- The Book of Mormon -- The devil in the West : Charles O. Brown -- The spiritual : Go down, Moses -- God and the devil : the devil's doing -- "The creation" : James Weldon Johnson -- The Nation of Islam -- Voodoo -- Hare Krishna and other movements -- Amitabha's song / Gary Snyder
Hopi ogres -- The Iroquois flying head -- The Chinook ship monster -- Bigfoot -- The Jersey devil -- Moby Dick -- A boarhog for a husband -- The poor man and the snake -- The dragon
The Wabanaki Glooskap : the fight with the water monster -- The Tewa Water Jar Boy -- The Iroquois Hiawatha -- The Ojibwa corn hero -- An Oneida maiden hero -- Geronimo : Apache hero -- Custer's last stand : two versions -- George Washington : "I cannot tell a lie" -- Abraham Lincoln : Honest Abe -- Paul Revere : the midnight ride -- Johnny Appleseed -- Davy Crockett -- Mike Fink -- Paul Bunyan -- Joe Magarac -- Mountain men -- Miners -- Betsey and the mole -- The Yankee pedlar -- Billy the Kid -- Jesse James -- Wild Bill Hickok -- Wyatt Earp -- The hanging judge -- The cowboy's prayer -- Pecos Bill -- Annie Oakley -- Calamity Jane -- Ma Barker -- Bonnie and Clyde -- Superman -- Elvis : Jesus and Elvis -- Gabriel Prosser and Denmark Vesey -- Nat Turner -- Brer Rabbit and the tar baby -- Stagolee -- John Henry -- Frankie and Johnny -- Bessie Smith -- Billie Holiday : lady sings the Blues -- Martin Luther King, Jr. : I have a dream -- To Mississippi youth -- Malcolm X -- Yeh-Shen -- The guru
Summary Presents a variety of myths, tales, and legends. Includes Native American tales about creation, goddesses, trickster gods, the Indian and the white man, as well as Hispanic American, Asian American, Anglo American, and African American stories. Features patriotic heroes, American loners, frontiersman, and tall tales, Western outlaws, lawmen, and cowboys, slave rebels, and Blues legends, among other topics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-214) and index
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Subject Folklore -- United States.
Tales -- United States
Legends -- United States.
Indians of North America -- Folklore.
African Americans -- Folklore.
Ethnic folklore -- United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
African Americans.
Ethnic folklore.
Indians of North America.
Manners and customs.
Folklore -- √Čtats-Unis.
SUBJECT United States -- History.
United States -- Social life and customs.
Subject United States.
√Čtats-Unis -- Moeurs et coutumes.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Form Electronic book
Author Leeming, David Adams, 1937-
Page, Jake
ISBN 9780199728954