Indiana Folklore

Indiana Folklore

A Reader
Edited by Linda D├ęgh
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/1/1980
Format: paper 0 pages, 36 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-20239-0
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Discusses old crafts and folk skills, from covered bridge building to quiltmaking, as well as the legends and lore of Indiana.

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD

I. OLD CRAFTS AND SKILLS
1. Dry Stone Walling: Patricia Mastick
2. Joseph J. Daniels and Joseph A. Britton: Parke County’s 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 Devil’s Hollows by John A. Gutowski
5. Hangman’s 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

Index