Mexican-American Folklore

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John O. West
august house, 2005 - Social Science - 314 pages
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Gathers riddles, rhymes, folk poetry, stories, ballads, superstitions, customs, games, foods, and folk arts of the Mexican-Americans
 

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Growing up ....I had heard many of these stories, but not as detailed as in this book. Thanks go to author who complied the folklore for generations.
Most of these stories were frequently retold by various family members which would change slightly , but never the ending. RLM

Contents

Introduction
9
The World of the MexicanAmericans
27
Folk Speech and Naming
33
Proverbs
39
Riddles
47
Rhymes and Folk Poetry
53
Prose Narratives
65
Ballads and Folksongs
117
Folk Games
187
Folk Architecture
197
Folk Foods
207
Folk Art and Crafts
221
Popurri A Little of Everything
251
Notes
256
Motif and Tale Type Index
298
Ballad Index
305

Beliefs and Superstitions
137
Customs and Festivals 747
147
Folk Drama and Dance 773
173

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Lorna MacDonald Czarnota Bio: An award-winning storyteller and humanitarian, Lorna has been telling stories professionally since 1985. She performs and presents in schools, libraries, museums, festivals and conferences, runaway shelters, detention centers, residential treatment facilities, theaters and community venues, among others. Her work includes traditional and original stories, occasionally with music and songs for all ages. Lorna specializes in mentoring at-risk youth and their families through story. She was nominated for United Way and Univera Health Community Hero Award and named Hopevale Incorporated's Volunteer of the Year. Lorna holds a certificate in trauma counseling. Her other specialties are identity building in communities following disaster and personal trauma, empowerment for abused women, imagination playtime, historical portrayals and role-play, and Scottish tales. Lorna is a keynote speaker, workshop leader, artist, historian, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Creative Studies for Young Children, as well as a Masters in Special Education. Lorna is the founder and Executive Director of Crossroads Story Center, Inc. a not-for-profit reaching at-risk youth.

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