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INDIAN LORE

THERE IS A NORTHWEST PASSAGE UP THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER, BUT IT IS
FROZEN OVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Running water Large current.

Date learned: 05-15-1965

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RED MAN

I REMEMBER AT OUR FAMILY PICNIC IN DEARBORN IN 1974,
MY UNCLE TOLD ME THE STORY ABOUT NAIN ROUGE. NAIN ROUGE WAS
A LITTLE RED FACED MIDGET WHO PATROLED THE BANKS OF THE ROUGE
RIVER FOR HUMANS. IF HE FOUND ANY HE WOULD CUT OFF THEIR HEADS
AND POUR THEIR BLOOD INTO THE RIVER. THAT IS WHY TO THIS DAY
THE ROUGE RIVER IS RED IN COLOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Devil Demon
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Abnormal in size
BELIEF -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Running water Large current.

Date learned: 00-00-1974

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LEGEND

AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY THERE IS A RIVER NAMED
THE RED CEDAR, WHICH FLOWS THROUGH THE ENTIRE CAMPUS.
THIS IS THE ONLY RIVER IN EXISTENCE THAT HAS A RUBBER
COATED BOTTOM, IMPLYING A FAVORITE PLACE FOR LATE HOUR DATES.

Submitter comment: FROM DORM FRIENDS

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S SPELLING CORRECTED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: DORM ; MICHIGAN STATE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale
BELIEF -- Running water Large current.

Date learned: 11-07-1967

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TAKE A DIP IN THE GANGA RIVER AND YOU WILL WASH AWAY YOUR SINS.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A HINDU RITUAL. THE RIVER IS FAST RUNNING AND VERY
POLLUTED. A DIP IN THIS RIVER COULD KILL YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): GANGES? ; RITUAL BATHING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Running water Large current.

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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Balinese custom

If water is drunk from a brook or stream that appears to be
magical, it looks like lard, it is called Sleeping Water which
brings great wealth, happiness and health.

Where learned: Bali ; Indonesia

Keyword(s): WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Water
BELIEF -- Running water Large current.
BELIEF -- Running water Small current.

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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RIVER LEGEND

THERE IS A SPOT ON THE RIVER IN MARSHALL COUNTY WHERE THE WATER IS A VERY DARK BLUE. THE STORY IS THAT A YOUNG NEGRO SLAVE WAS BATHING HER BABY IN THE RIVER. THE CHILD SLIPPED OUT OF HER HANDS AND FELL INTO THE RIVER. THEY SEARCHED THE RIVER BUT NEVER FOUND THE BODY OF THE CHILD. THE WATER AT THAT SPOT REMAINS A DEEP DARK BLUE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Running water Large current.

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COLD WATER RUNS UPSTREAM

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Running water Large current.

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