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- ItemRestrictedOn being human: the folklore of Mormon missionaries(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1981) Wilson, William A., author; Utah State University Press, publisherA collection of narratives, humorous stories, and songs from Mormon missionaries that has become a classic study of narrative folklore. The 64th annual Faculty Honor Lecture, in the Humanities, Utah State University.
- ItemRestrictedEmma Lee(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1984) Brooks, Juanita, author; Utah State University Press, publisherTells the story of Emma Lee, an Englishwoman who converted to Mormonism and then became one of the nineteen wives of John D. Lee, who was convicted and executed for his role in the Mountain Meadows Massacre of September 1857.
- ItemRestrictedThe next time we strike: labor in Utah's coal fields, 1900-1933(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1985) Powell, Allan Kent, author; Utah State University Press, publisher
- ItemRestrictedThe Roll Away Saloon: cowboy tales of the Arizona strip(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1985) Rider, Rowland W., 1890-1984, author; Paulsen, Deirdre, author; Utah State University Press, publisherWith his animated tales of Zane Grey, Butch Cassidy, and the Robbers Roost gang, Rider creates an engaging and believable picture of the joys and hardships of cowboy life.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedExploring folk art: twenty years of thought on craft, work, and aesthetics(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1987) Jones, Michael Owen, author; Utah State University Press, publisherJones explores the human impulse to create, the necessity for having aesthetically satisfying experiences, and the craving for tradition. He also considers topics such as making chairs, remodeling houses, using and preserving soda-fountain slang, preparing and eating food, and sculpting lifelike figures out of cement.
- ItemRestrictedCemeteries and gravemarkers: voices of American culture(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1992) Meyer, Richard E., editor; Utah State University Press, publisherCemeteries house the dead, but gravemarkers are fashioned by the living, who record on them not only their pleasures, sorrows, and hopes for an afterlife, but also more than they realize of their history, ethnicity, and culture. Richard Meyer has gathered twelve original essays examining burial grounds through the centuries and across the land to give a broad understanding of the history and cultural values of communities, regions, and American society at large.
- ItemRestrictedCowboy life: reconstructing an American myth(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1993) Savage, William W., editor; University Press of Colorado, publisherSelected narratives and photographs provide a composite view of cowboy life in late nineteenth-century Texas, the Indian Territory, and Kansas, illuminating the persisting mythic image of the cowboy in American culture.
- ItemRestrictedGhosts and the Japanese: cultural experience in Japanese death legends(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1994) Iwasaka, Michiko, author; Toelken, Barre, author; Utah State University Press, publisherThe Japanese have ambivalent attitudes toward death, deeply rooted in pre-Buddhist traditions. In this scholarly but accessible work, authors Iwasaka and Toelken show that everyday beliefs and customs--particularly death traditions--offer special insight into the living culture of Japan.
- ItemRestrictedLos dos mundos: rural Mexican Americans, another America(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1995) Baker, Richard, author; Utah State University Press, publisherMexican Americans make up the largest minority in Idaho, yet they seemingly live in a different world from the dominant Anglo population, and because of pervasive stereotypes and exclusive policies, their participation in the community's social, economic, and political life is continually impeded. This unique ethnographic study of a small Idaho community with a large Hispanic population examines many dimensions of the impact race relations have on everyday life for rural Mexican Americans.
- ItemRestrictedMy life on mountain railroads(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1995) Gould, William John Gilbert, author; Gould, William R., editor; Utah State University Press, publisherIn 1917, Gilbert Gould achieved his dream to be an engineer, and began running engines for the Denver & Rio Grande and later for the Utah Railway. He was a natural storyteller, and his recollections are entertaining and historically rewarding.
- ItemRestrictedA shared space: folklife in the Arizona-Sonora borderlands(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1995) Griffith, James S., author; Utah State University Press, publisherWhere it divides Arizona and Sonora, the international boundary between Mexico and the United States is both a political reality, literally expressed by a fence, and, to a considerable degree, a cultural illusion. Mexican, Anglo, and Native American cultures straddle the fence people of various ethnic backgrounds move back and forth across the artificial divide, despite increasing obstacles to free movement. On either side is found a complex cultural mix of ethnic, religious, and occupational groups. In A Shared Space James Griffith examines many of the distinctive folk expressions of this varied cultural region.
- ItemRestrictedIndian self-rule: first-hand accounts of Indian-white relations from Roosevelt to Reagan(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1995) Philp, Kenneth R., editor; Utah State University Press, publisherHeld at the Conference on Indian Self-Rule, 1983, Sun Valley, Idaho. Now back in print, this important collection of first-hand accounts from individuals who had leading roles in Indian-white relations is a necessary reference for anyone interested in the modern Indian experience. Reviewing fifty years of Indian history since the Indian Reorganization Act was passed during FDR's New Deal administration, the contributors include Indian leaders and activists from a wide cross-section of America's varied native communities.
- ItemRestrictedOut of the ordinary: folklore and the supernatural(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1995) Walker, Barbara, editor; Utah State University Press, publisherThis contributed volume explores the functions of belief and supernatural experience within an array of cultures, as well as the stance of academe toward the study of belief and the supernatural. The essays in this volume call into question the idea that supernatural experience is extraordinary.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedWhen our words return: writing, hearing, and remembering oral traditions of Alaska and the Yukon(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1995) Morrow, Phyllis, editor; Schneider, William, editor; Utah State University Press, publisherThe title to this interdisciplinary collection draws on the Yupik Eskimo belief that seals, fish, and other game are precious gifts that, when treated with respect and care, will return to be hunted again. Just so, if oral traditions are told faithfully and respectfully, they will return to benefit future generations. The contributors to this volume are concerned with the interpretation and representation of oral narrative and how it is shaped by its audience and the time, place, and cultural context of the narration. Thus, oral traditions are understood as a series of dialogues between tradition bearers and their listeners, including those who record, write, and interpret.--Provided by publisher.
- ItemRestrictedCultures in conflict: a documentary history of the Mormon War in Illinois(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1995) Hallwas, John E., author; Launius, Roger D., author; Utah State University Press, publisherCultures in Conflict offers students of history an invaluable source of documents regarding the history of the Mormon presence in Illinois. Few local histories are so academically sound.-Illinois Times. Hallwas and Launius have compiled and written the most balanced and thorough account yet of the events and circumstances that led to the forced Mormon exodus from Nauvoo following the mini civil war that erupted in Illinois during the 1849s.
- ItemRestrictedReconsidering No man knows my history: Fawn M. Brodie and Joseph Smith in retrospect(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1996) Bringhurst, Newell G., editor; Utah State University Press, publisherFawn Brodie's biography of the founding Mormon prophet has received both praise and condemnation since its publication in 1945. In 1995, at a symposium to mark its fiftieth anniversary, several scholars gathered together to re-examine Brodie, her Joseph Smith biography and its continuing importance. Bringhurst has brought together many of the essays from that meeting.
- ItemRestrictedThe dynamics of folklore(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1996) Toelken, Barre, author; Utah State University Press, publisherOne of the most comprehensive and widely praised introductions to folklore ever written. Toelken's discussion of the history and meaning of folklore is delivered in straightforward language, easily understood definitions, and a wealth of insightful and entertaining examples. Toelken emphasizes dynamism and variety in the vast array of folk expressions he examines, from "the biology of folklore," to occupational and ethnic lore, food ways, holidays, personal experience narratives, ballads, myths, proverbs, jokes, crafts, and others. Chapters are followed by bibliographical essay.
- ItemRestrictedUnfortunate emigrants: narratives of the Donner Party(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1996) Johnson, Kristin, editor; Utah State University Press, publisherThe story of the Donner Party remains one of the most tragic and compelling in pioneer history. Johnson gathers many rare early narratives detailing the participants' trying experiences into one of the most accurate accounts to date of this disastrous event.