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6 edition of Mexican-American folklore found in the catalog.

Mexican-American folklore

legends, songs, festivals, proverbs, crafts, tales of saints, of revolutionaries, and more

by John O. West

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Published by August House in Little Rock .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mexican Americans -- Folklore.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and indexes.

    Statementcompiled and edited by John O. West.
    SeriesThe American folklore series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGR111.M49 W47 1988
    The Physical Object
    Pagination314 p. :
    Number of Pages314
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2528057M
    ISBN 100874830605
    LC Control Number88003367

    12 + Children’s Books About Mexican Culture. Viva Mexico! A story of Benito Juarez and Cinco de Mayo by Argentina Palacios – This is a great book that is full of facts and history about President Juarez and why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I highly recommend it as a base to any of the following books if you’re teaching a unit on Cinco de Mayo. Hi/lo anthology of Mexican American folklore for reluctant readers in grades Includes legends and stories from Southwestern and Mexican folklore in four categories--Ghosts and Hauntings, Tricksters, Romance, and Right and Wrong.

    Folk Medicine and Traditional Healing Basics Folk medicine is the mixture of traditional healing practices and beliefs that involve herbal medicine, spirituality and manual therapies or exercises in order to diagnose, treat or prevent an ailment or illness.1 The World Health Organization states that it File Size: KB. CHICANO STUDIES Mexican American Folklore Students who successfully complete this course and its requirements will leave this course with the ability to: 1. Understand the Mexican American evolution of folklore in the United States from era to the 21st century. 2. Utilize a Mexican American Chicano conceptual framework in their analysis.

    The Art & Folklore of Fortune-telling with Playing Cards. This brief-but-richly drawn book explores the practice of divination by playing cards—known as cartomancy. It reveals the “secrets in plain sight” which hide within the pips, kings, queens, and jokers of a standard deck. Some of Paredes’ other important academic folklore books include Toward New Perspectives in Folklore (, with Richard Bauman), A Texas-Mexican Cancionero: Folksongs of the Lower Border (), Folklore and Culture on the Texas-Mexican Border (), and dozens of academic studies of Mexican, American, and Mexican American folklore, written.


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Mexican-American folklore by John O. West Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book has good folktales and legends from Mexican-American culture, but these texts comprise only a small portion of the interesting volume. There are good chapters on Mexican-American folk speech, proverbs, riddles, ballads and folksong, and folk poetry/5(9).

Mexican-American traditions are richly nourished by the folkways of three cultures: Indian, Spanish, and Mexican. This comprehensive look at the Mexican-American world includes a range of traditional proverbs, riddles, stories and folksongs; folk narrative, from Pancho Villa to urban ghosts, saints to revolutionaries; customs, from household shrines to irrigation rituals/5.

His publications include Mexican American Folklore, Cowboy Folk Humor, the Introduction to Riders Across the Centuries, and Jos Cisneros: An Artist's Journey. Several of his books received BRLA Southwest Book Awards. "The Galloping Gourmet" received a finalist Spur Award from Western Writers of America in Reviews: 1.

His publications include Mexican American Folklore, Cowboy Folk Humor, the Introduction to Riders Across the Centuries, and José Cisneros: An Artist's Journey.

Several of his books received BRLA Southwest Book Awards. "The Galloping Gourmet" received a finalist Spur Award from Western Writers of America in Brand: August House Publishers, Inc. Chicano Folklore is the first reference book to focus wholly on this subject.

From burrito (literally little burro or little donkey) to zoot suit (a style of suit worn by Mexican Americans, African Americans, and Filipino Americans during the s and s), the dictionary's more than in-depth passages thoroughly explain the meaning and Cited by:   The Mazacoatl, “deer snake”, is a great serpent that lives in caves on steep mountains and cliffs.

It has antlers on its head and a rattle on its tail. It never leaves its lair, as it can draw in with its breath rabbits, deer, and humans alike. Nuttall, Z. () A Note on Ancient Mexican Folk-lore. The Journal of American Folklore, v.

Mexican-American Folklore: Legends, Songs, Festivals, Proverbs, Crafts, Tales of Saints, of Revolutionaries, and More John O. West August House, - Américains d'origine mexicaine - Folklore.

Click to read more about Mexican-American Folklore (American Folklore Series) by John O. West. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5.

Get this from a library. Mexican-American folklore. [John O West] -- Legends, songs, festivals, proverbs, crafts, tales of saints, of revolutionaries, and more. Mexican-American Folklore Legends, Songs, Festivals, Proverbs, Crafts, Tales of Saints, of Revolutionaries, and More (Book): Mexican-Americans of today are richly nourished by the folklore of three cultures - Indian, Spanish & Mexican.

This comprehensive look at the Mexican-American world includes proverbs, riddles & folksongs, folk narrative from Pancho Villa to urban ghosts, saints to. Native American folklore. Native American cultures are rich in myths and legends that explain natural phenomena and the relationship between humans and the spirit world.

According to Barre Toelken, feathers, beadwork, dance steps and music, the events in a story, the shape of a dwelling, or items of traditional food can be viewed as icons of cultural meaning.

Get this from a library. Mexican-American folklore: legends, songs, festivals, proverbs, crafts, tales of saints, of revolutionaries, and more. [John O West] -- Presents a wide variety of facts and information reflecting the Mexican American culture, including legends, songs, customs and folklore.

In essence, traditionalist portrayals of Mexican American regional folk cultures have tended to give us constructions either of cultural relic areas that have preserved traces of Peninsular or classic Mexican folklore, or of regional enclaves of simple, fatalistically accepting and docile folk, quaintly backward in their customs and beliefs.

Mexican American Folklore Olga Loya (author) Publisher: August House ISBN: Sign in to Read Description. Mexican-American traditions are richly nourished by the folkways of three cultures: Indian, Spanish, and Mexican. The Hardcover of the Mexican-American folklore: Legends, songs, festivals, proverbs, crafts, tales of saints, of revolutionaries, and more (The American B&N.

The Return to Coatlicue: Goddesses and Warladies in Mexican Folklore by Grisel Gómez-Cano (1 times) Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) by Duncan Tonatiuh (1 times) Mexico: su apuesta por la.

Mexican Folklore: Read ghost stories, myths, legends and wonder tales from all over Mexico. Mexican Folklore. Eavesdropper. There is an old tale which claims that at midnight, on Christmas Eve, the cattle will kneel in the barn and speak with one another.

Once an old Maryland man decided to test the tale by hiding in the barn at midnight to listen. In "Folklore of Groups of Mexican Origin in the United States" () Paredes provides an overview of one of his most significant contributions to American folklore, the discovery of the genesis and development of Mexican American folklore out of intercultural conflict.

He found the first examples of this folklore in the border ballads. Retellings of American folktales, tall tales, myths and legends, Native American myths, weather folklore, ghost stories, and more from each of the 50 United States of.

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Myths and folktales are a great way to introduce kids to a variety of cultures. Not only that, you can be sure that only good stories survive the test of being passed down generation after generation.

Hispanic Heritage Month starts Septem so now is a great time to introduce your kids to folktales from Latin America. 13 Terrifying, Spooky, and Awesome Latin American Horror Monsters & Legends. The massacorramaan is a kind of jumbee, a mythological spirit or demon native to Caribbean folklore.

Facebook Twitter Google+ Gmail Print Friendly Like 1 Born inAmerico Paredes, rose to become the founder of Mexican American Folklore in America and creator of Mexican American Studies in Texas.

InParedes published his first poems in La Prensa of San Antonio. Paredes, a native of Brownsville, studied at the local community [ ].