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Hunters and Healers: Folklore Types and Topics

Hunters and Healers: Folklore Types and Topics

by Wilson M. Hudson (Editor)


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Variety and richness are indeed found in this Publication by the Texas Folklore Society. The first folk type to appear in the book is the hunter, in Francis Abernethy’s account of the East Texas communal hunt, which he sees in relation to man’s ancient hunting habits. Folk medicine is the topic of the second article, in which Doctor Paul W. Schelder tells about his discovery of the cures used by some of his patients in Denton. In all, this volume consists of sixteen folk tales, with topics ranging from traditional ways of doing things to popular entertainment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574410914
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publication date: 06/01/2000
Series: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society Series , #35
Pages: 171
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Wilson M. Hudson was the editor of the Texas Folklore Society from 1963 to 1971 after becoming associated with the Society when he began teaching at The University of Texas.

Table of Contents

The East Texas Communal Hunt3
Folk Medicine in Denton County Today: Or, Can Dermatology Displace Dishrags?11
The Frontier Preacher as a Character Type in Methodist Autobiographies19
The Day They Shot Bonnie & Clyde35
Diesel Smoke & Dangerous Curves: Folklore of the Trucking Industry45
Tales of the Cattle Trail55
Origins of "Sir Patrick Spens"65
"The Gatesville Murder": The Origin & Evolution of a Ballad73
Old Fort Leaton: A Saga of the Big Bend83
Hog Killing & Soap Making103
Cabeza De Vaca was a Piker109
Barbara Ellen & the Lincoln Continental: Or, the Commercial Folk Festival113
Classical & Literary Motifs in TV & Movie Westerns127
Myth & Folklore in the Ordways133
The Hu Apango: A Dithyrambic Festival147
Rats, Cats, & Abandoned Fields157

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