Catfish at the Pump: Humor and the Frontier

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U of Nebraska Press, Aug 1, 1986 - Social Science - 152 pages
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Here's a collection of the kind of humor that softened the hardships of pioneering on the Great Plains. Folklorist and humorist Roger Welsch has proven abundantly that the art of storytelling was practiced diligently by our plains ancestors.
 

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Contents

Foreword and Introduction
1
Beyond Civilization
21
Just Summer and Winter
63
Catfish at the Pump
81
Sons of the West
113
Conclusion
139
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