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The Resource The Parade of heroes : legendary figures in American lore, selected and edited by Tristram Potter Coffin and Hennig Cohen from journals and archives of American folklore and culture

The Parade of heroes : legendary figures in American lore, selected and edited by Tristram Potter Coffin and Hennig Cohen from journals and archives of American folklore and culture

Label
The Parade of heroes : legendary figures in American lore
Title
The Parade of heroes
Title remainder
legendary figures in American lore
Statement of responsibility
selected and edited by Tristram Potter Coffin and Hennig Cohen from journals and archives of American folklore and culture
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collection of songs and ballads, tales and anecdotes, rhymes and sayings about folk heroes known and obscure
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398.2/0973
Illustrations
music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1922-2012
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  • Coffin, Tristram Potter
  • Cohen, Hennig
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  • Folklore
  • Legends
  • Heroes
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Parade of heroes : legendary figures in American lore, selected and edited by Tristram Potter Coffin and Hennig Cohen from journals and archives of American folklore and culture
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [535]-609) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Gods, demigods, and supermen. Culture heroes. Manabozho, creator of the Earth -- Gluskap tested -- Songs of Elder Brother, the "Papago Christ" -- The three nephites, Mormon immortals -- A Nephite brings a spiritual message -- Pele, Goddess of the volcano, and the fisherman -- Davy Crocket as demigod -- Tricksters. A trickster tricked -- Hare rides coyote -- Br'er Rabbit and his tricks -- Br'er Rabbit fools Br'er Buzzard -- No tracks coming back -- Fox and the dead horse -- Baby rabbits -- Toad loses his tail -- Another version -- Br'er Rabbit song -- Konsti Koponen, the eyeturner -- Konsti cures a horse -- Konsti passes through a log -- Konsti and the high-toned Miss -- Konsti helps a poor farmer -- Old John tricks the Master -- Tom and the Master -- Prowess Heroes. Mejewedah, gifted in magic -- Giant Joe Call -- Joe Call's sister -- Clay Allison, gunfighter -- A duel in a ditch -- A duel called off -- Lamar Fontaine, Confederate sharpshooter -- Antoine Barada and the pile driver -- John Henry Hammer songs -- Moe Stanley -- John L. Sullivan and Jim Corbett -- Babe Ruth: the body behind the bat -- Charlie "Bird" Parker -- The feats of Charlie Parker -- How "Bird" got his nickname -- Ethical heroes. Hiawatha founds the Iroquois Confederacy -- A drunken God and a pious King -- Benjamin Franklin's proverbial ethics -- A New York merchant's way to wealth -- Honesty is the best policy -- But Lady Luck helps -- Preacher Dow rasies the devil -- Preacher Dow catches a thief -- Marie Leveau, Hoodoo Queen -- A gambler's petition and a God's reply -- A Puerto Rican décima on the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- The pruim Shpil of Abraham and Isaac --
  • Work, places, peoples. Workers. James Bird, hero shot as a deserter -- The ballad of James Bird -- Cherry Tree Joe, raftsman -- Cherry Tree Joe McCreery -- Charlie Glass and the sheepherders -- The best straight-edge man in the world -- The tattoo lady of the bowery -- Big Max -- Why students call Pedro -- Perry Martin's moonshine -- Local characters. The character of Strap Buckner -- Strap and the black bull -- Strap and the Indians -- Strap fights the devil -- The return of Strap Buckner -- Strap meets his match -- Judge Bean serves as coroner -- "Big Shot" Bill Greenfield, Adirondack Münchausen -- Cold winter -- Swapping work -- Eel Olive's fall from grace -- Nick the fiddler -- The leather man -- Who was the leather man? -- His itinerary -- His youth -- His death, and after -- "Coxey" Bivens lived in a cave -- Bone Mizell, Florida cowpuncher -- Bone goes to the circus -- Bone and the Holy People -- Bone sells an ox -- Bone buries a friend -- Bone and the public doorknob -- Ethnics, Old World heroes in the New World. Ethnics. Peter Francisco, revolutionary war hero -- Francisco as folk hero -- Francisco as frontier strong man -- Francisco in the Portuguese-language Press -- The Welsh wizard -- The apple thieves -- Paying the innkeeper -- Recovering stolen property -- An absent-minded scholar -- Pat Casey who struck it rich -- Gold is where you find it -- A man of affairs -- Zishe, the Yiddish Samson -- The song of Zishe -- A poet turns the tables on the King of Bagdad -- Stratouhotdas, biggest thief that ever lived -- A thief outwits a thief -- Stratouhotdas and the blanket -- Stratouhotdas and the washtub -- Stratouhotdas plays the violin -- King Matt's riddle -- Old World heroes in the New World. King Arthur's grave -- The wandering Jew in Louisiana -- Le Juif Errant -- The wandering Jew in the Utah desert -- Marshal Ney, Napoleonic hero in America -- An Ozark fiddler plays Napoleon's battle tunes -- Dry and dusty -- Bonaparte's retreat -- A Finnish eyeturner in Northern Michigan
  • A parade of heroes. Frontiersmen and pioneers, Indians, badmen. Frontiersmen and pioneers. The man who killed General Braddock -- The courtship of Daniel Boone -- The last days of Daniel Boone -- Johnny Appleseed and the bewitched cow -- Hugh Glass fights a bear -- Scalping grizzlies -- Kit Carson shoots a bully -- Grandma Doctor Emma French -- Indians. Watkuese saves Lewis and Clark -- Black Hawk remembered -- The last day of Tecumseh's life -- Tecumseh at the Naval Academy -- Tecumseh in bronze -- Tsali and the Cherokee removal -- The army version -- A journalist's sketch -- A Cherokee recollection -- Deluvina, friend of Billy the Kid -- Badmen -- Jean Lafitte's treasure -- Lafitte's lieutenants -- The iron box -- Mustang Gray, horse thief and horseman -- How Mustang Gray won his name -- The curse of Goliad -- The song of Mustang Gray -- James Copeland of the Murrell Gang -- The gold cap of Joaquin Murieta -- My kin knew Jesse James -- Jesse James robs a bank -- Generous Jesse James -- El Tejano -- All or nothing -- An obituary for Billy the Kid -- Billy the Kid and the biscuits -- Stagolee -- Stagolee blues -- Stagolee and the widow --
  • Sharp operators, quick wits, dim wits. Sharp operators. Jemima Wilkinson, "Publick universal friend" -- Walking on the water -- Rising the dead -- Ministering to a lamb -- "Gassy" Thompson and his mining swindles -- "Gassy" digs a snow tunnel -- How "Gassy" unwatered a mine -- An easy way to sink a shaft -- "Gassy" a game sport -- How to carry a watch -- Keeping an odd bargain -- Quick wits. The Arkansas traveler -- The lock boat after the scow -- Ol Gallagher, homespun orator -- Ol Gallagher on the other side of the question -- Is Uncle Billy dead? -- Jones Tracy and the game warden -- Jones Tracy washes his hands -- A mind like a computer -- Dim wits. "Boots" Van Steenburgh and Jenny Lind -- Foolish John -- Foolish John and the errands -- Foolish John and the washpot -- Jean Sotte gets drunk -- Grandpa Weemish and his pumpkin rock -- Big men put down. George Washington in Texas -- George Washington and the outhouse -- Jimmy Carter and the bamboo tree -- A John Brown ballad -- Old ass Waterbee Brown -- Republicans taunt Cleveland -- McKinley and Bryan -- Goldwater and Johnson -- Nixon and Ford -- The presidential psalm -- Nixon psalm and joke -- The president's statue -- Lydia Pinkham rhymes -- Gus Bailey and the boss's daughter -- Sick jokes on the death of Kennedy -- With gestures -- Cruel jokes on famous people -- "I don't care..." -- Norbert Weiner, the great mathematician -- Weiner and the little girl -- Then I had lunch -- The calculus class -- The right answer -- Where is the car? --
  • Storytellers, song makers. Storytellers. Jim Bridger's big yarns -- Hunter John Ellis -- Hunter Ellis bides his time -- The big trout and the little hole -- "Oregon" Smith of Indiana -- Buffalo-milk butter -- The peach tree deer -- "Oregon" sheds a barrel of tears -- Len Henry, Idaho Squawman -- Some Len Henry stretchers -- John Snyder of Slippery Rock -- Jones Tracy of Mount Desert Island -- A heavy fog in Maine -- The snakes that ate themselves -- Keeping dry -- Saving the powder -- Jones Tracy goes hunting -- The bunghole story -- Speeding up a slow bullet -- A bear turned inside out -- Double-jumping a brook -- Likelike decoys -- Song makers. Larry Gorman, "The man who makes the songs" -- A Larry Gorman cante fable -- Larry Gorman and "Old Henry" -- The good old state of Maine -- A ballad composer of the nineties -- It's hard times pore boys -- An angry Ozark singer -- The time maker -- Hominy hoe cake and an old 'possum's head -- The Battle of Kudd -- Aunt Molly Jackson arrives in New York -- Kentucky miners' hungry blues -- Aunt Molly remembers Robin Hood -- Little John Garland and Robin Hood -- Elvis Presley: a king dies but a legend lives -- Some myths and facts -- The shrine -- The sale -- A song is over --
  • Fantastics, fabulous beasts. Fantastics. Davy Crockett, fantasy and horse sense -- Davy Crockett rides a wild stallion -- Pompey Smash: Davy Crockett on the minstrel stage -- The fantastic Sam Patch -- An elegy to Sam Patch -- Sam Patch's epitaph -- Sam Patch's last leap -- Sam Patch lives -- Old Joe Clarke -- Ole Joe Clark, a variant -- Ol' Joe Clark, play-party song -- The pigs of the Love Mad Lopez -- Enter Joe Root and the Jeebies -- Huckleberry Charlie and his spiel -- Fabulous beasts. The greatest of the grizzlies -- Slue-foot, the indestructible bear -- Gray Bess, the horse that trailed Comanches -- Murderous Mary, circus elephant -- Old Satan, the miraculous mule -- The leader of the pack -- Heigh-ho Silver -- Hi-O Silver, jump-rope rhyme -- Paul Bunyan and his kin -- The birth of Paul Bunyan -- Paul Bunyan in 1910: first time in print -- Paul Bunyan in 1910: the oral tradition -- Told at the Paul Bunyan Winter Carnival -- Paul Bunyan in the oil fields -- Paul Bunyan's wife -- The saga of Pecos Bill -- The saga of Joe Magarac, steelman -- The marriage of Mary Mestrovich -- Is Joe Magarac folklore? -- The last word on "Magarac" -- Febold Feboldson, prairie bunyan -- Paul Bunyan and Febold become acquainted -- Febold's post holes -- Johnny Kaw, Paul Bunyan's latest offspring -- Sara DeSoto and Sarasota, Florida -- Wenonah and Winona, Minnesota -- As strong as Annie Christmas -- "The renegade '' -- How to create a legend
Control code
ocm04005555
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 630 pages
Isbn
9780385097116
Lccn
77080881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
398.20973 P211 ; L ; XX-JN/HQ-JHN ; (SMS) ; SJ (Local) ; SCHM0912.
Other physical details
music
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 4005555
  • (Sirsi) 4005555
  • (OCoLC)4005555
Label
The Parade of heroes : legendary figures in American lore, selected and edited by Tristram Potter Coffin and Hennig Cohen from journals and archives of American folklore and culture
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [535]-609) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Gods, demigods, and supermen. Culture heroes. Manabozho, creator of the Earth -- Gluskap tested -- Songs of Elder Brother, the "Papago Christ" -- The three nephites, Mormon immortals -- A Nephite brings a spiritual message -- Pele, Goddess of the volcano, and the fisherman -- Davy Crocket as demigod -- Tricksters. A trickster tricked -- Hare rides coyote -- Br'er Rabbit and his tricks -- Br'er Rabbit fools Br'er Buzzard -- No tracks coming back -- Fox and the dead horse -- Baby rabbits -- Toad loses his tail -- Another version -- Br'er Rabbit song -- Konsti Koponen, the eyeturner -- Konsti cures a horse -- Konsti passes through a log -- Konsti and the high-toned Miss -- Konsti helps a poor farmer -- Old John tricks the Master -- Tom and the Master -- Prowess Heroes. Mejewedah, gifted in magic -- Giant Joe Call -- Joe Call's sister -- Clay Allison, gunfighter -- A duel in a ditch -- A duel called off -- Lamar Fontaine, Confederate sharpshooter -- Antoine Barada and the pile driver -- John Henry Hammer songs -- Moe Stanley -- John L. Sullivan and Jim Corbett -- Babe Ruth: the body behind the bat -- Charlie "Bird" Parker -- The feats of Charlie Parker -- How "Bird" got his nickname -- Ethical heroes. Hiawatha founds the Iroquois Confederacy -- A drunken God and a pious King -- Benjamin Franklin's proverbial ethics -- A New York merchant's way to wealth -- Honesty is the best policy -- But Lady Luck helps -- Preacher Dow rasies the devil -- Preacher Dow catches a thief -- Marie Leveau, Hoodoo Queen -- A gambler's petition and a God's reply -- A Puerto Rican décima on the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- The pruim Shpil of Abraham and Isaac --
  • Work, places, peoples. Workers. James Bird, hero shot as a deserter -- The ballad of James Bird -- Cherry Tree Joe, raftsman -- Cherry Tree Joe McCreery -- Charlie Glass and the sheepherders -- The best straight-edge man in the world -- The tattoo lady of the bowery -- Big Max -- Why students call Pedro -- Perry Martin's moonshine -- Local characters. The character of Strap Buckner -- Strap and the black bull -- Strap and the Indians -- Strap fights the devil -- The return of Strap Buckner -- Strap meets his match -- Judge Bean serves as coroner -- "Big Shot" Bill Greenfield, Adirondack Münchausen -- Cold winter -- Swapping work -- Eel Olive's fall from grace -- Nick the fiddler -- The leather man -- Who was the leather man? -- His itinerary -- His youth -- His death, and after -- "Coxey" Bivens lived in a cave -- Bone Mizell, Florida cowpuncher -- Bone goes to the circus -- Bone and the Holy People -- Bone sells an ox -- Bone buries a friend -- Bone and the public doorknob -- Ethnics, Old World heroes in the New World. Ethnics. Peter Francisco, revolutionary war hero -- Francisco as folk hero -- Francisco as frontier strong man -- Francisco in the Portuguese-language Press -- The Welsh wizard -- The apple thieves -- Paying the innkeeper -- Recovering stolen property -- An absent-minded scholar -- Pat Casey who struck it rich -- Gold is where you find it -- A man of affairs -- Zishe, the Yiddish Samson -- The song of Zishe -- A poet turns the tables on the King of Bagdad -- Stratouhotdas, biggest thief that ever lived -- A thief outwits a thief -- Stratouhotdas and the blanket -- Stratouhotdas and the washtub -- Stratouhotdas plays the violin -- King Matt's riddle -- Old World heroes in the New World. King Arthur's grave -- The wandering Jew in Louisiana -- Le Juif Errant -- The wandering Jew in the Utah desert -- Marshal Ney, Napoleonic hero in America -- An Ozark fiddler plays Napoleon's battle tunes -- Dry and dusty -- Bonaparte's retreat -- A Finnish eyeturner in Northern Michigan
  • A parade of heroes. Frontiersmen and pioneers, Indians, badmen. Frontiersmen and pioneers. The man who killed General Braddock -- The courtship of Daniel Boone -- The last days of Daniel Boone -- Johnny Appleseed and the bewitched cow -- Hugh Glass fights a bear -- Scalping grizzlies -- Kit Carson shoots a bully -- Grandma Doctor Emma French -- Indians. Watkuese saves Lewis and Clark -- Black Hawk remembered -- The last day of Tecumseh's life -- Tecumseh at the Naval Academy -- Tecumseh in bronze -- Tsali and the Cherokee removal -- The army version -- A journalist's sketch -- A Cherokee recollection -- Deluvina, friend of Billy the Kid -- Badmen -- Jean Lafitte's treasure -- Lafitte's lieutenants -- The iron box -- Mustang Gray, horse thief and horseman -- How Mustang Gray won his name -- The curse of Goliad -- The song of Mustang Gray -- James Copeland of the Murrell Gang -- The gold cap of Joaquin Murieta -- My kin knew Jesse James -- Jesse James robs a bank -- Generous Jesse James -- El Tejano -- All or nothing -- An obituary for Billy the Kid -- Billy the Kid and the biscuits -- Stagolee -- Stagolee blues -- Stagolee and the widow --
  • Sharp operators, quick wits, dim wits. Sharp operators. Jemima Wilkinson, "Publick universal friend" -- Walking on the water -- Rising the dead -- Ministering to a lamb -- "Gassy" Thompson and his mining swindles -- "Gassy" digs a snow tunnel -- How "Gassy" unwatered a mine -- An easy way to sink a shaft -- "Gassy" a game sport -- How to carry a watch -- Keeping an odd bargain -- Quick wits. The Arkansas traveler -- The lock boat after the scow -- Ol Gallagher, homespun orator -- Ol Gallagher on the other side of the question -- Is Uncle Billy dead? -- Jones Tracy and the game warden -- Jones Tracy washes his hands -- A mind like a computer -- Dim wits. "Boots" Van Steenburgh and Jenny Lind -- Foolish John -- Foolish John and the errands -- Foolish John and the washpot -- Jean Sotte gets drunk -- Grandpa Weemish and his pumpkin rock -- Big men put down. George Washington in Texas -- George Washington and the outhouse -- Jimmy Carter and the bamboo tree -- A John Brown ballad -- Old ass Waterbee Brown -- Republicans taunt Cleveland -- McKinley and Bryan -- Goldwater and Johnson -- Nixon and Ford -- The presidential psalm -- Nixon psalm and joke -- The president's statue -- Lydia Pinkham rhymes -- Gus Bailey and the boss's daughter -- Sick jokes on the death of Kennedy -- With gestures -- Cruel jokes on famous people -- "I don't care..." -- Norbert Weiner, the great mathematician -- Weiner and the little girl -- Then I had lunch -- The calculus class -- The right answer -- Where is the car? --
  • Storytellers, song makers. Storytellers. Jim Bridger's big yarns -- Hunter John Ellis -- Hunter Ellis bides his time -- The big trout and the little hole -- "Oregon" Smith of Indiana -- Buffalo-milk butter -- The peach tree deer -- "Oregon" sheds a barrel of tears -- Len Henry, Idaho Squawman -- Some Len Henry stretchers -- John Snyder of Slippery Rock -- Jones Tracy of Mount Desert Island -- A heavy fog in Maine -- The snakes that ate themselves -- Keeping dry -- Saving the powder -- Jones Tracy goes hunting -- The bunghole story -- Speeding up a slow bullet -- A bear turned inside out -- Double-jumping a brook -- Likelike decoys -- Song makers. Larry Gorman, "The man who makes the songs" -- A Larry Gorman cante fable -- Larry Gorman and "Old Henry" -- The good old state of Maine -- A ballad composer of the nineties -- It's hard times pore boys -- An angry Ozark singer -- The time maker -- Hominy hoe cake and an old 'possum's head -- The Battle of Kudd -- Aunt Molly Jackson arrives in New York -- Kentucky miners' hungry blues -- Aunt Molly remembers Robin Hood -- Little John Garland and Robin Hood -- Elvis Presley: a king dies but a legend lives -- Some myths and facts -- The shrine -- The sale -- A song is over --
  • Fantastics, fabulous beasts. Fantastics. Davy Crockett, fantasy and horse sense -- Davy Crockett rides a wild stallion -- Pompey Smash: Davy Crockett on the minstrel stage -- The fantastic Sam Patch -- An elegy to Sam Patch -- Sam Patch's epitaph -- Sam Patch's last leap -- Sam Patch lives -- Old Joe Clarke -- Ole Joe Clark, a variant -- Ol' Joe Clark, play-party song -- The pigs of the Love Mad Lopez -- Enter Joe Root and the Jeebies -- Huckleberry Charlie and his spiel -- Fabulous beasts. The greatest of the grizzlies -- Slue-foot, the indestructible bear -- Gray Bess, the horse that trailed Comanches -- Murderous Mary, circus elephant -- Old Satan, the miraculous mule -- The leader of the pack -- Heigh-ho Silver -- Hi-O Silver, jump-rope rhyme -- Paul Bunyan and his kin -- The birth of Paul Bunyan -- Paul Bunyan in 1910: first time in print -- Paul Bunyan in 1910: the oral tradition -- Told at the Paul Bunyan Winter Carnival -- Paul Bunyan in the oil fields -- Paul Bunyan's wife -- The saga of Pecos Bill -- The saga of Joe Magarac, steelman -- The marriage of Mary Mestrovich -- Is Joe Magarac folklore? -- The last word on "Magarac" -- Febold Feboldson, prairie bunyan -- Paul Bunyan and Febold become acquainted -- Febold's post holes -- Johnny Kaw, Paul Bunyan's latest offspring -- Sara DeSoto and Sarasota, Florida -- Wenonah and Winona, Minnesota -- As strong as Annie Christmas -- "The renegade '' -- How to create a legend
Control code
ocm04005555
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 630 pages
Isbn
9780385097116
Lccn
77080881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
398.20973 P211 ; L ; XX-JN/HQ-JHN ; (SMS) ; SJ (Local) ; SCHM0912.
Other physical details
music
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 4005555
  • (Sirsi) 4005555
  • (OCoLC)4005555

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