Indiana Folklore

Indiana Folklore : A Reader

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Discusses old crafts and folk skills, from covered bridge building to quiltmaking, as well as the legends and lore of more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 138.2 x 211.8 x 23.1mm | 430.92g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0253202396
  • 9780253202390
  • 2,073,698

Table of contents

FOREWORD I. OLD CRAFTS AND SKILLS 1. Dry Stone Walling: Patricia Mastick 2. Joseph J. Daniels and Joseph A. Britton: Parke CountyOs Covered Bridge Builders: John M. Vlach 3. A Quiltmaker and Her Art: Sandra K.D. Stahl II. PLACE NAMES AND ORAL HISTORY 4. Traditions of the DevilOs Hollows by John A. Gutowski 5. HangmanOs Crossing: Jeffrey Schrink and Frances Schrink III. FOLK BELIEF, MEDICINE, AND MAGIC 6. The Miracle of String Measurement: Barbara Ann Townsend and Donald Allport Bird 7. Root Doctors and Psychics in the Region: Elon A . Kulii 8. A Porter County Seer by Sheryl Pisarski IV. HORROR STORIES 9. The Hatchet Man: Sylva Grider 10. The House of Blue Lights in Indianapolis: Linda Degh V. GHOSTS IN THE HOUSE AND ON THE ROAD 11. Mary Whales, I Believe in You: Janet Langlois 12. The Big Tunnel: Gary Hall 13. The Chain on the Tombstone: William M. Clements 14. The Ghost of the Doctor and a Vacant Fraternity House: James Gary Lecocq 15. The Walking Coffin: William H. Clements Bibliography of Indiana Folklore by Nikolai Burlakoff and Carl Lindahl Indexshow more

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