And Horns on the Toads

And Horns on the Toads The horned toad has been cherished by the state s youngsters and become a source of wonder to outlanders Herein is collected the lore surrounding the horned toad in a survey which gives a name to the

  • Title: And Horns on the Toads
  • Author: Mody Coggin Boatright Wilson M. Hudson Allen Maxwell
  • ISBN: 9780870740138
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The horned toad has been cherished by the state s youngsters and become a source of wonder to outlanders Herein is collected the lore surrounding the horned toad in a survey which gives a name to the richly varied assortment of materials making up And Horns on the Toads, a baker s score of essays presenting folkish findings all the way from Old Fort Clark in Texas to theThe horned toad has been cherished by the state s youngsters and become a source of wonder to outlanders Herein is collected the lore surrounding the horned toad in a survey which gives a name to the richly varied assortment of materials making up And Horns on the Toads, a baker s score of essays presenting folkish findings all the way from Old Fort Clark in Texas to the Flamenco filled Gypsy caves of Andalusia.The 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 African American 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.

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    1. This was great EXCEPT for the fact that the authors were the biggest bigots I've ever seen. This book was written in the 50's so they should have known how to filter out their own feelings when reporting folklore but I guess they just couldn't, it felt like I was reading a folklore book from the 1800's it was so bad, bad for a folklore society!!!! But I love folklore and so I kept reading.

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