America Is West: An Anthology of Middlewestern Life and Literature

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America is West
AN ANTHOLOGY OF Middlewestern Life and Literature

THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS, Minneapolis

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • From the Heartland iii
  • Table of Contents ix
  • The Great Valley 1
  • The Egypt of the West 1
  • Folklore and Legend 7
  • Addik Kum Maig 7
  • The Blue Duck 15
  • How to Tell Corn Fairies If You See 'Em 18
  • Shanty-Boy on the Big Eau Claire. 34
  • The Banks of the Little. Eau Pleine 36
  • The Indian 52
  • Biography of Blackbird 52
  • Pontiac's Siege 66
  • The Windigo 74
  • Explorer And Traveler 105
  • Buffalo 105
  • Mamelle Prairie 113
  • The Red Pipestone Quarry 123
  • Travel in the Woods 127
  • The Frontier 138
  • A Legend of Carondelet 138
  • Ball at Thram's Huddle 158
  • Little Preacher from Down East 165
  • Spelling Down the Master 170
  • Zury Chooses a Wife 185
  • Toward the Sunset 188
  • The Woods 219
  • The Drive 219
  • A Boyhood in the Bush 231
  • My Winter in the Woods 239
  • The Farm 257
  • Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Troost 257
  • Under the Lion's Paw 262
  • A Start in Life 265
  • Color in the Wheat 277
  • Buck in the Bottoms 290
  • The Proud Farmer 291
  • The Judas Goose 299
  • The Movers 300
  • Inquiry 309
  • Belling a Fox 317
  • The River 333
  • The Last of the Boatmen 333
  • Keelboat Life 342
  • Jim Bludso, of the Prairie Belle 348
  • The "Fashionable Tour" on The Upper Mississippi 359
  • Old Times on the Missouri 361
  • River Town 378
  • The Small Town 390
  • Main Street 390
  • The District School 406
  • Haircut 411
  • An Iowa Childhood 418
  • Vikings Use Their Heads 428
  • The City 451
  • Old St. Louis 451
  • The Dandy 459
  • Chicago 460
  • Effie Whittlesy 467
  • A Fable in Slang 468
  • The Auctioneer's Wife 475
  • Mr. Dooley on Home Life 478
  • Young Architect in Chicago 481
  • The Mills 499
  • Fiesta in St. Paul 502
  • F.O.B Detroit 507
  • Middle- Westerners 529
  • Story of an Early Courtship 529
  • Lucinda Matlock 534
  • Fiddler Jones 535
  • A Plain Man 536
  • Mr. and Mrs. Babbitt 549
  • Modern Gothic 553
  • Mary White 562
  • The Mayos at Work 569
  • The Bitter Drink 573
  • Tin Lizzie 578
  • Interpretations 595
  • Progress in the Northwest 595
  • Making a Home 601
  • Iowa 609
  • Kansas 626
  • Revolt Against the City 643
  • Dusk Over Wisconsin 648
  • Lincoln 660
  • America Remembers 661
  • Acknowledgments and Index 673
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