Michigan Legends: Folktales and Lore from the Great Lakes State

Author: Sheryl James

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SKU: 9780472051748 Category: Tag: Product ID: 373703

Description

Over the course of its history, the state of Michigan has produced its share of folktales and lore. Many are familiar with the Ojibwa legend of Sleeping Bear Dunes, and most have heard a yarn or two told of Michigan’s herculean lumberjack, Paul Bunyan.

But what about Detroit’s Nain Rouge, the red-eyed imp they say bedeviled the city’s earliest residents? Or Le Griffon, the Great Lakes’ original ghost ship that some believe haunts the waters to this day? Or the Bloodstoppers, Upper Peninsula folk who’ve been known to halt a wound’s bleeding with a simple touch thanks to their magic healing powers?

In Michigan Legends, Sheryl James collects these and more stories of the legendary people, events, and places from Michigan’s real and imaginary past. Set in a range of historical time periods and locales as well as featuring a collage of ethnic traditions–including Native American, French, English, African American, and Finnish–these tales are a vivid sample of the state’s rich cultural heritage. This book will appeal to all Michiganders and anyone else interested in good folktales, myths, legends, or lore.

ISBN: 9780472051748
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Pub Date: 04/2013
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.60d

Additional information

Weight 0.55 lbs
Dimensions 8.90 × 5.90 × 0.60 in
format

Paperback