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Folk laughter on the American frontier / : / by Mody C. Boatright.

Identifier: PN6161 .B663
Scope and Contents Some mythology of the frontier -- All sorts of a stirring place -- A whole menagerie -- Backwoods belles -- Manners and men -- Loading the greenhorn -- A glorious country -- The art of tall lying -- The stump -- Law and laughter -- The gospel -- Free speech -- Buoyant or despairing?

Mike Fink : : king of Mississippi keelboatmen / / by Walter Blair and Franklin J. Meine.

Identifier: F353 .B62
Scope and Contents How Mike Fink was born, how he spent his boyhood, and how he served, during his youth, as an Indian scout -- How Mike Fink became a keelboatman, and how he made his first trip to New Orleans -- How Mike Fink was a boatman for many years, winning fame up and down the rivers as a joke and a fighter -- How Mike performed marvelous feats of marksmanship and hunting -- How the King of the Keelboatmen routed the dangerous outlaws of Cave-in-Rock [Cave-in Rock?] -- How Mike Fink became a trapper, and...