Buckeye Legends: Folktales and Lore from Ohio


A collection of stories drawn from numerous folktales of Ohio.
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A collection of stories drawn from numerous folktales of Ohio.
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Library Journal
Katz (bio-architectonics, Case Western Reserve Medical Sch.) is an eclectic. In this volume he weaves history, oral folklore, and anecdotes into nearly 30 brief stories ranging from a tale about a cow that could hunt like a dog to accounts of the death of a beautiful girl at the hands of a mysterious giant, the headless horseman of Cherry Hill, and the fearsome antics of Abigail Mink. Vignettes about the blundering Blennerhassetts' involvement in the Burr Conspiracy and the peripatetic life of Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman provide more solid historical information. The stories, which will mostly appeal to Ohioans and general readers, are best read aloud-just as folklore has always been transmitted from one generation to the next. For popular collections.-Nicholas C. Burckel, Washington Univ. Libs., St. Louis, Mo.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472065585
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press/Regional
  • Publication date: 6/15/1994
  • Pages: 234

Table of Contents

1 The Ill-Fated Blennerhassetts of Blennerhassett Island 1
2 The Formidable Abigail Mink 11
3 The Child from Nowhere 21
4 The Zanesville Earthquakes 29
5 The Strangling of Pretty Ruthy Sue 36
6 Jemima Who Got the Old-Time Religion 43
7 Three Chips in the Mulberry Tree 49
8 Heidi the Hound-Dog Cow 56
9 Rattlesnake Mound 62
10 The Corpse That Wouldn't Bleed 68
11 Mannassah Who Even Yelled at God 74
12 Ru Stones in the Far-Away South Pacific 82
13 Chimney Rocks and Canter's Cave 91
14 How the Tha-we-gila and the Cha-lah-kaw-tha Found That They Were Equals 98
15 Hardesty Cheeter Meets an Indian Maiden 107
16 Duyvelscar the Wolflet 116
17 The Headless Horseman of Cherry Hill 124
18 Waupee White Hawk and His Family 131
19 The Giant Bones of Geauga County 141
20 The Ghost Town of Fallsville 149
21 Theodocia Saved from the Night Wolves 156
22 Some Recollections of an Ohio Wolf Hunter 165
23 Sandy McGuffey, Sam Brady's Indian Scout 173
24 The Gloomy Valley Near Steubenville 181
25 Marion Jamson's Two Iron Kettles 188
26 The Quaker Tribe 196
27 The Natural Religion of Johnny Chapman 203
28 Joe Copperwing, the Last Shawnee in Ohio 214
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