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STORY

IN THE 1820'S AT SPRING ARBOR, MICHIGAN, AN INDIAN CHIEF WAS
CAPTURED DURING THE WAR. AFTER THE WAR, THE ENGLISH ALLOWED
HIM TO RETURN TO HIS TRIBE. HE WAS SIX FEET TALL AND USED
CRUTCHES TO GET AROUND. IT IS SAID THAT HE WOULD CHALLENGE
ANY MAN TO RACE WITH HIM AND THAT HE ALWAYS WON. EVEN THOUGH
ONE-LEGGED, HE HAD DEVELOPED AN ENORMOUS SPRINT WITH THE AID
OF HIS CRUTCHES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SPRING ARBOR

Keyword(s): INDIAN ; Legend ; Native American

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails

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NAME

(WHERE) LAKES SUPERIOR AND HURON MEET IS A PLACE CALLED SIOUX
LOOK-OUT. ONCE THE SIOUX AND THE ALGONQUIN INDIANS WERE AT WAR.
THE ALGONQUINS MANAGED TO CAPTURE A SIOUX SQUAW. THEY TRIED TO
TORTURE HER INTO GIVING INFORMATION ABOUT THE SIOUX TRIBE. SHE
WAS VERY BRAVE (LIKE ALL WOMEN ARE) AND DECIDED TO SAVE HER TRIBE.
SHE LED THE ALGONQUINS DOWN A RIVER WHICH LED INTO A FORK. SHE
WAS IN THE HEAD CANOE AND TOOK THE RIGHT FORK, WHICH WAS DISAS-
TROUS FOR THE ALGONQUINS AND THE SQUAW. AS THEY TUMBLED OVER THE
FALLS, THE SQUAW TRIED TO FOREWARN HER TRIBE AND SHOUTED, "SIOUX,
LOOK-OUT!" A PLAQUE IS ERECTED IN HONOR OF THIS HEROIC DEED AND
RELATES HOW THIS AREA GOT ITS NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Woman
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

Date learned: 02-15-1970

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HAWAIIAN LEGEND

IT IS THE LEGEND IN HAWAII THAT AT A CERTAIN WINDY PLACE IN THE
MOUNTAINS CALLED THE PALI, KING KAMAIAMAIA AND HIS GREAT ARMY
PUSHED THE ARMY OF THE LOCAL ISLAND ENEMY OFF THE OPPOSITE CLIFF
AND TODAY THERE STILL REMAINS THE SCRAPED LOOK ON THE SIDE OF THE
MOUNTAIN WHERE THEY ENEMY FELL OFF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formation
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

Date learned: 01-30-1968

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NOT GIVEN

FOLLOWING THE DEFEAT OF THE GERMAN ARMIES, THE ALLIES AIRDROPPED
SOME FOOD PARCELS MARKED "GIFT" TO THE STARVING CIVILIANS. THE
PEOPLE DID NOT TOUCH IT, FOR "GIFT" IN GERMAN MEANS "POISON."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS WHILE IN FRANCE, 1945.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

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VOICES

ON THE COAST OF RHODE ISLAND, THERE ARE CONCRETE BUNKERS AND PILL-
BOXES LEFT OVER FROM WWII THAT WERE USED TO DEFEND THE COAST.
PEOPLE SAY THAT ONE CAN HEAR THE VOICE OF THE RADIO MAN AND THE
VOICES OF THE MEN THAT WERE STATIONED THERE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; ENDWELL

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

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DRINK LEGEND

ACCORDING TO IRISH LEGEND, THE SECRET OF "HEATHER WINE," A MIXTURE
OF WHISKEY, HEATHER HONEY AND CERTAIN HERBS, WAS HELD BY ONE CLAN
IN IRELAND. ANOTHER CLAN, WISHING TO LEARN THE SECRET, ATTACKED
THE FIRST CLAN. HOWEVER, ALL THOSE WHO KNEW THE SECRET PERISHED
IN THE WAR THE THE SECRET WAS LOST.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM HIS DAD IN 1970.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

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SANTA ANA AND HIS MEN ARE OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, HAVING
KILLED ALL THE TEXANS EXCEPT ONE. THE ONE LEFT JUMPS
UP ON THE WALL AND SAYS "FIGHT YOU DIRTY DOGS."
SOOO, SANTA ANA SENDS TEN MEN DOWN. PRETTY SOON
TEN EMPTY HORSES COME BACK. AGAIN UP JUMPS THE
TEXAN AND SAYS, "FIGHT YOU DIRTY DOGS." SANTA ANA
SENDS 100 MEN, BACK COMES 100 HORSES. ONE MEXICAN
OUT OF ALL SENT IN SURVIVES AND CRAWLS OUT THE
GATE UP TO SANTA ANA AND SAYS, "IT'S A TRICK,
THERE'S TWO OF THEM!"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

Date learned: 10-29-1968

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SUPERSTITION

THE MAIN WEAPON OF THE GURKA INDIANS, MANY OF WHOM FOUGHT FOR
THE UNITED STATES DURING WORLD WAR 2, IS A LARGE KNIFE WHICH THEY
ALWAYS CARRIED WITH THEM. THEY WOULD NOT DRAW THIS KNIFE UNLESS
IT WOULD COME IN CONTACT WITH BLOOD, AS THEY BELIEVED THAT THE
FAILURE TO DO THIS WOULD BRING THEM BAD LUCK. THEY SO BELIEVED IN
THIS SUPERSTITION THAT IF THE KNIFE WAS EVER USED AND DID NOT
DRAW THE BLOOD OF SOMEONE ELSE, THEY WOULD CUT THEMSELVES BEFORE
PUTTING IT AWAY.

Keyword(s): CONVERSION

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War
BELIEF -- War
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Conversions

Date learned: 10-27-1969

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STORY

IN THE 1820'S AT SPRING ARBOR, MICHIGAN, AN INDIAN CHIEF WAS
CAPTURED DURING THE WAR. AFTER THE WAR, THE ENGLISH ALLOWED
HIM TO RETURN TO HIS TRIBE. HE WAS SIX FEET TALL AND USED
CRUTCHES TO GET AROUND. IT IS SAID THAT HE WOULD CHALLENGE
ANY MAN TO RACE WITH HIM AND THAT HE ALWAYS WON. EVEN THOUGH
ONE-LEGGED, HE HAD DEVELOPED AN ENORMOUS SPRINT WITH THE AID
OF HIS CRUTCHES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SPRING ARBOR

Keyword(s): Chief ; INDIAN ; Legend ; Native American

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails

Date learned: 03-19-1970

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NAME

(WHERE) LAKES SUPERIOR AND HURON MEET IS A PLACE CALLED SIOUX
LOOK-OUT. ONCE THE SIOUX AND THE ALGONQUIN INDIANS WERE AT WAR.
THE ALGONQUINS MANAGED TO CAPTURE A SIOUX SQUAW. THEY TRIED TO
TORTURE HER INTO GIVING INFORMATION ABOUT THE SIOUX TRIBE. SHE
WAS VERY BRAVE (LIKE ALL WOMEN ARE) AND DECIDED TO SAVE HER TRIBE.
SHE LED THE ALGONQUINS DOWN A RIVER WHICH LED INTO A FORK. SHE
WAS IN THE HEAD CANOE AND TOOK THE RIGHT FORK, WHICH WAS DISAS-
TROUS FOR THE ALGONQUINS AND THE SQUAW. AS THEY TUMBLED OVER THE
FALLS, THE SQUAW TRIED TO FOREWARN HER TRIBE AND SHOUTED, "SIOUX,
LOOK-OUT!" A PLAQUE IS ERECTED IN HONOR OF THIS HEROIC DEED AND
RELATES HOW THIS AREA GOT ITS NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Woman
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

Date learned: 02-15-1970

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HAWAIIAN LEGEND

IT IS THE LEGEND IN HAWAII THAT AT A CERTAIN WINDY PLACE IN THE
MOUNTAINS CALLED THE PALI, KING KAMAIAMAIA AND HIS GREAT ARMY
PUSHED THE ARMY OF THE LOCAL ISLAND ENEMY OFF THE OPPOSITE CLIFF
AND TODAY THERE STILL REMAINS THE SCRAPED LOOK ON THE SIDE OF THE
MOUNTAIN WHERE THEY ENEMY FELL OFF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formation
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

Date learned: 01-30-1968

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NOT GIVEN

FOLLOWING THE DEFEAT OF THE GERMAN ARMIES, THE ALLIES AIRDROPPED
SOME FOOD PARCELS MARKED "GIFT" TO THE STARVING CIVILIANS. THE
PEOPLE DID NOT TOUCH IT, FOR "GIFT" IN GERMAN MEANS "POISON."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS WHILE IN FRANCE, 1945.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY ; FRANCE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

Date learned: 11-25-1971

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VOICES

ON THE COAST OF RHODE ISLAND, THERE ARE CONCRETE BUNKERS AND PILL-
BOXES LEFT OVER FROM WWII THAT WERE USED TO DEFEND THE COAST.
PEOPLE SAY THAT ONE CAN HEAR THE VOICE OF THE RADIO MAN AND THE
VOICES OF THE MEN THAT WERE STATIONED THERE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; ENDWELL

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

Date learned: 10-05-1968

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DRINK LEGEND

ACCORDING TO IRISH LEGEND, THE SECRET OF "HEATHER WINE," A MIXTURE
OF WHISKEY, HEATHER HONEY AND CERTAIN HERBS, WAS HELD BY ONE CLAN
IN IRELAND. ANOTHER CLAN, WISHING TO LEARN THE SECRET, ATTACKED
THE FIRST CLAN. HOWEVER, ALL THOSE WHO KNEW THE SECRET PERISHED
IN THE WAR THE THE SECRET WAS LOST.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM HIS DAD IN 1970.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

Date learned: 10-15-1970

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STORY

IN THE 1820'S AT SPRING ARBOR, MICHIGAN, AN INDIAN CHIEF WAS
CAPTURED DURING THE WAR. AFTER THE WAR, THE ENGLISH ALLOWED
HIM TO RETURN TO HIS TRIBE. HE WAS SIX FEET TALL AND USED
CRUTCHES TO GET AROUND. IT IS SAID THAT HE WOULD CHALLENGE
ANY MAN TO RACE WITH HIM AND THAT HE ALWAYS WON. EVEN THOUGH
ONE-LEGGED, HE HAD DEVELOPED AN ENORMOUS SPRINT WITH THE AID
OF HIS CRUTCHES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SPRING ARBOR

Keyword(s): INDIAN ; Legend ; Native American

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails

Date learned: 03-19-1970

View just this record

NAME

(WHERE) LAKES SUPERIOR AND HURON MEET IS A PLACE CALLED SIOUX
LOOK-OUT. ONCE THE SIOUX AND THE ALGONQUIN INDIANS WERE AT WAR.
THE ALGONQUINS MANAGED TO CAPTURE A SIOUX SQUAW. THEY TRIED TO
TORTURE HER INTO GIVING INFORMATION ABOUT THE SIOUX TRIBE. SHE
WAS VERY BRAVE (LIKE ALL WOMEN ARE) AND DECIDED TO SAVE HER TRIBE.
SHE LED THE ALGONQUINS DOWN A RIVER WHICH LED INTO A FORK. SHE
WAS IN THE HEAD CANOE AND TOOK THE RIGHT FORK, WHICH WAS DISAS-
TROUS FOR THE ALGONQUINS AND THE SQUAW. AS THEY TUMBLED OVER THE
FALLS, THE SQUAW TRIED TO FOREWARN HER TRIBE AND SHOUTED, "SIOUX,
LOOK-OUT!" A PLAQUE IS ERECTED IN HONOR OF THIS HEROIC DEED AND
RELATES HOW THIS AREA GOT ITS NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Woman
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

Date learned: 02-15-1970

View just this record

HAWAIIAN LEGEND

IT IS THE LEGEND IN HAWAII THAT AT A CERTAIN WINDY PLACE IN THE
MOUNTAINS CALLED THE PALI, KING KAMAIAMAIA AND HIS GREAT ARMY
PUSHED THE ARMY OF THE LOCAL ISLAND ENEMY OFF THE OPPOSITE CLIFF
AND TODAY THERE STILL REMAINS THE SCRAPED LOOK ON THE SIDE OF THE
MOUNTAIN WHERE THEY ENEMY FELL OFF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formation
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

Date learned: 01-30-1968

View just this record

NOT GIVEN

FOLLOWING THE DEFEAT OF THE GERMAN ARMIES, THE ALLIES AIRDROPPED
SOME FOOD PARCELS MARKED "GIFT" TO THE STARVING CIVILIANS. THE
PEOPLE DID NOT TOUCH IT, FOR "GIFT" IN GERMAN MEANS "POISON."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS WHILE IN FRANCE, 1945.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY ; FRANCE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

Date learned: 11-25-1971 ; 00001945 CA

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VOICES

ON THE COAST OF RHODE ISLAND, THERE ARE CONCRETE BUNKERS AND PILL-
BOXES LEFT OVER FROM WWII THAT WERE USED TO DEFEND THE COAST.
PEOPLE SAY THAT ONE CAN HEAR THE VOICE OF THE RADIO MAN AND THE
VOICES OF THE MEN THAT WERE STATIONED THERE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; ENDWELL

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

Date learned: 10-05-1968

View just this record

DRINK LEGEND

ACCORDING TO IRISH LEGEND, THE SECRET OF "HEATHER WINE," A MIXTURE
OF WHISKEY, HEATHER HONEY AND CERTAIN HERBS, WAS HELD BY ONE CLAN
IN IRELAND. ANOTHER CLAN, WISHING TO LEARN THE SECRET, ATTACKED
THE FIRST CLAN. HOWEVER, ALL THOSE WHO KNEW THE SECRET PERISHED
IN THE WAR THE THE SECRET WAS LOST.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM HIS DAD IN 1970.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation War

Date learned: 10-15-1970

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