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For more than thirty years Elton Miles collected the lively stories and legends that spring from the unique Big Bend lifestyle. A companion to his successful Tales of the Big Bend, this collection will fascinate visitors to the region and will make a lasting contribution to the annals of Texas folklore.

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It is pleasant to stray in the Big Bend and Davis Mountains country of Far West Texas. The vast spaces, rugged terrain, and sparse settlement invite straying-and tale spinning. In Stray Tales of the Big Bend master folklorist Elton Miles continues to intrigue and enchant with stories of the region and its culture.

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Miles evokes Indian, Mexican and Anglo traditions that converge in this area in this collection of tales. More Tales of Big Bend (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University). They cover supernatural phenomena such as the Marfa lights and water witching, murders, feuds, and lost treasures. Based almost entirely on stories Elton Miles collected from local residents, Tales of the Big Bend should find a well-merited place next to the works of such Texas folkloric giants as Americo Paredes and J. Frank Dobie. The late Elton Miles was professor emeritus of English at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas.

The Texas A&M University Press was founded in 1974 under the direction of Texas A&M University president and chancellor Jack K. Williams. The first director of the press, Frank H. Wardlaw, had previously helped to establish the University of Texas Press and the University of South Carolina Press. Among these are the Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, which concerns aspects of Texas A&M's history, the Montague History of Oil Series, the Texas A&M Southwestern Studies Series, and the Clayton Wheat Williams Texas Life Series.

Hidden treasures dot the Big Bend country of far west Texas. From the Guadalupes to the Chinatis and the Chisos, lost mines and abandoned hoards lie like magnets, pulling at the treasure hunter's heart. Or so the stories go. But perhaps the stories are themselves the hidden treasures.The Big Bend has always attracted an unusual sort of settler, and the settlers have spawned an unusual wealth of lore. Their tales live in the oral tradition of the place, adding to its color, mystery, and appeal. There is horse trader Zack Miller, who has to unload two thousand horses bought from the Mexican army of Victoriano Huerta. There is generous Maggie Smith, who trades in candelilla wax (obtained legally or otherwise), raises "stray" children who need a home, and cares for every honest passerby. Evans Means appears, weathering the border troubles the Mexican Revolution spawned by putting "a smile on his face, a pistol on his hip, two languages on his tongue, and [drinking] coffee with anybody on the border."For more than thirty years Elton Miles collected the lively stories and legends that spring from the unique Big Bend lifestyle. A companion to his successful Tales of the Big Bend, this collection will fascinate visitors to the region and will make a lasting contribution to the annals of Texas folklore.

More Tales of Big Bend (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0890963715

ISBN: 0890963711

Author: Elton Miles

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; 1st edition (June 1, 2000)

Pages: 288 pages

ePUB size: 1884 kb

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