Bloodstoppers and Bearwalkers: Folk Traditions of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Was a living laboratory, a storyteller’s paradise. Mixing local happenings with supernatural tales and creatively adapting traditional stories to suit changing audiences, the diverse inhabitants of the U. P. Ojibwes, slovenians, attracted to the area by its timber, Cornish, Italians, French Canadians, mineral ore, Poles, Finns, and others have all lived here, and fishing grounds.

This new edition, with a critical introduction and an appendix of additional tales selected by James P. Dorson, who ventured into the region in the late 1940s, the U. P. Have created a wealth of lore populated with tricksters, eccentric bosses of the mines and lumber camps, outlaws, cunning trappers and poachers, “bearwalkers” able to assume the shape of bears, “bloodstoppers” gifted with the lifesaving power to stop the flow of blood, and more.

For folklorist Richard M. Leary, restores and expands Dorson’s classic contribution to American folklore. Engaging and well informed, the book presents and ponders the folk narratives of the region’s loggers, lake sailors, trappers, miners, and townsfolk. Remote and rugged, michigan’s Upper Peninsula fondly known as “the U.

P. Has been home to a rich variety of indigenous peoples and Old World immigrants—a heritage deeply embedded in today’s “Yooper” culture.

Folklore Rules: A Fun, Quick, and Useful Introduction to the Field of Academic Folklore Studies

Folklore rules will appeal to instructors and students for a variety of courses, anthropology, including introductory folklore and comparative studies as well as literature, and composition classes that include a folklore component. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts and questions used when analyzing folklore, and approachable handbook is divided into five chapters: What Is Folklore?; What Do Folklorists Do?; Types of Folklore; Types of Folk Groups; and, learn basic terms and techniques, finally, this short, What Do I Do Now?Through these chapters students are guided toward a working understanding of the field, coherent, and learn to perceive the knowledge base and discourse frame for materials used in folklore courses.

Folklore rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students.

The Women of the Copper Country

In annie’s hands lie the miners’ fortunes and their health, her husband’s wrath over her growing independence, and her own reputation as she faces the threat of prison and discovers a forbidden love. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground each day, dreading the fateful call of the company man telling them their loved ones aren’t coming home.

When annie decides to stand up for herself, and the entire town of Calumet, nearly everyone believes she may have taken on more than she is prepared to handle. From one of the most versatile writers in contemporary fiction, and of a turbulent, this novel is an authentic and moving historical portrait of the lives of the men and women of the early 20th century labor movement, violent political landscape that may feel startlingly relevant to today.

On her fierce quest for justice, Annie will discover just how much she is willing to sacrifice for her own independence and the families of Calumet. She’s spent her whole life in the copper-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries—and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs.

From the bestselling and award-winning author of the sparrow comes an inspiring historical novel about “America’s Joan of Arc” Annie Clements—the courageous woman who started a rebellion by leading a strike against the largest copper mining company in the world. In july 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair.


True North

As david comes to adulthood-often guided and enlightened by the unforgettable, courageous women he loves-he realizes he must come to terms with his forefathers' rapacious destruction of the woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, intractable, as well as the working people who made their wealth possible.

Jim harrison has given us a family tragedy of betrayal, amends, and justice for the worst sins. An epic tale that pits a son against the legacy of his family's desecration of the earth, and his own father's more personal violations, Jim Harrison's True North is a beautiful and moving novel that speaks to the territory in our hearts that calls us back to our roots.

The scion of a family of wealthy timber barons, David Burkett has grown up with a father who is a malevolent force and a mother made vague and numb by alcohol and pills. Novel Jim Harrison. True north is a bravura performance from one of our finest writers, accomplished with deep humanity, humor, and redemptive soul.

. He and his sister cynthia, a firecracker who scandalizes the family at fourteen by taking up with the son of their Finnish-Native American gardener, are mostly left to make their own way.

Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hikes Regional Hiking Series

Falconguides have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks for more than thirty-five years. Detailed maps and trail descriptions make navigating these wonderful trails easy, from family-friend strolls to popular vistas to hillier wooded pathways. Hiking michigan’s upper peninsula features fifty of the best hikes in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula.

Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors. Look inside to find:hikes suited to every abilitymile-by-mile directional cuesDifficulty ratings, trail contacts, fees/permits, and best hiking seasonsAn index of hikes by category—from easy day hikes to waterfallsInvaluable trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgroundsFull-color photos throughoutGPS coordinates Novel Jim Harrison.


Forgotten Tales of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

That's the best i've ever seen you look, " the barber said to the corpse. Novel Jim Harrison. What kind of filthy decedent could inspire such derision? Learn the answer and read myriad other little-known tales from Michigan's northernmost region in Forgotten Tales of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Find out what happened after an aggrieved husband aimed a gun at his wife's lover and then asked the crowd, "Shall I shoot him?"Meet the sleeping man who rode the rails without a train.

Discover the truth behind the rumors that one mining town was cursed with the ten plagues of Egypt, and learn why hugs terrified an entire city. And what were those hairy, bipedal beasts haunting the woods?Join Yooper Lisa Shiel as she brings to the fore these wonderfully offbeat and all-but-forgotten tales from the UP's history.


You Wouldn't Like It Here: A Guide to the Real Upper Peninsula of Michigan

A high-spirited, humorous look at a land with more trees than people, long winters and two-track roads. Used book in Good Condition. Novel Jim Harrison.

Folk Nation: Folklore in the Creation of American Tradition American Visions: Readings in American Culture

Used book in Good Condition. Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how American thinkers and leaders have used folklore to express the meaning of their country. Novel Jim Harrison. The book also traces the controversy over who conveyed the myth of "America. Was it the nation's poets and artists, its communities and local educational institutions, cowboys, its movie moguls and entertainers? Folk Nation shows how the process of defining the American mystique through folklore was at the core of debates among writers and thinkers about the value of Davey Crockett, its politicians and leaders, its theme parks and festivals, quilts, John Henry, its academics, and immigrants as symbols of America.

The common thread running throughout is the value of folklore in expressing or denying an American national tradition. This text raises timely issues about the character of American culture and the direction of American society. The essays show the development of views of American nationalism, multiculturalism, and commercialism.

Simon bronner has carefully selected statements by public intellectuals and popular writers as well as by scholars, all chosen for their readability and significance as provocative texts during their time. Provocative topics include debates over the relationship between popular culture and folk culture, the romanticizations of vernacular culture by popularizers such as Walt Disney and Ben Botkin, the use of folklore for ethnocentric purposes, the uniqueness of an American literature and arts based on folk sources, the fabrication of folk heroes such as Pecos Bill and Paul Bunyan as propaganda for patriotism and nationalism, and the political deployment of folklore by conservatives as emblems of "traditional values" and civil virtues and by liberals as emblems of multiculturalism and tolerance of alternative lifestyles.

Used book in Good Condition. This lively reader traces the search for American tradition and national identity through folklore and folklife from the 19th century to the present.

Upper Peninsula of Michigan: A History

Magnaghi has written the seminal history of a very "special place" as seen through the eyes of the men and women who have lived here-the famous and not so famous. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Drawing on oral histories, newspapers, census data, archives and libraries, Russell M.

Novel Jim Harrison. For the first time in over a century, a complete history of the U. P. From prehistoric origins to the present-is available.

Prohibition in the Upper Peninsula: Booze & Bootleggers on the Border American Palate

It was a wild and woolly place where moonshiners, bootleggers and rumrunners thrived. Used book in Good Condition. The grand hotel on mackinac island survived due to gambling and fine Canadian whiskey brought in by rumrunners, sometimes assisted by the Coast Guard. Temperance workers had their work cut out for them in the Upper Peninsula.

Novel Jim Harrison. Federal enforcement agent John Fillion double-crossed both his office and the bootleggers. Magnaghi dives into the raucous history of Yooper Prohibition. Al capone and the purple Gang came north to keep Canadian whiskey passing through Sault Ste. Used book in Good Condition. Marie to Chicago and Detroit.

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Michigan Ghost Towns: Of the Upper Peninsula Michigan Ghost Towns III

Used book in Good Condition. Novel Jim Harrison. What was once a road to the site is now a marsh- and weed-grown trail almost impassable by automobile. For several years men labored in the wilderness to lay 35 miles of tracks through rocky gorges and swamps from the mining town of Champion now a ghost town to Huron Bay.

Used book in Good Condition. Emerson: named after Chris Emerson, Saginaw millionaire lumberman and considered by some an eccentric. Located about 8 miles north of l'anse, the huge smokestacks and water towers are visible from the L'Anse waterfront where the remains of the once prosperous industrial town lies at the tip of a tree-covered peninsula jutting out into the Keweenaw Bay.

. Michigan ghost towns compiles settlements and communities that have faded into michigan's history and legend: ""baraga county's $2, 000, 000 Ghost Railroad"" Reprinted from the September 23, 1964 Issue of the L'Anse Sentinel by permission A few rusty nails, some old telegraph poles and a bed grown over with brush and trees in the Huron Mountain district is all that remains today of a $2, 000, 000 railroad which never ran a train of cars and failed to bring in a cent of revenue.

Michigan: the way it was. A spring flowing from a weed-covered mound is about all that remains where the town once was. Used book in Good Condition. Pequaming: one of the largest ghost towns in the Upper Peninsula with buildings still standing is Pequaming. At huron bay an immense ore dock, buildings and homes were erected in preparation for a rush of business which the promoters of the Huron Bay and Iron Range Railway thought would make them wealthy.