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Publisher Description

The secretive beauty and mystery of the Big Thicket of East Texas would inevitably inspire tales--and the pioneers who came to terms with this land were an individualistic and legend-creating lot. In Tales from the Big Thicket, Francis E. Abernethy presents a collection of stories about the Big Thicket and its people. He begins with a brief survey history of the region and then presents anecdotes and tales that introduce us to the people of the Big Thicket and to the land. The reader will find herein the history and folklore of the area, including a collection of Alabama-Coushatta tales, a Civil War episode involving a search for hidden Jayhawkers, a travel account from the nineteenth century, and a history of one of the region's legendary families, the Hooks. "An enjoyable escape to the wood-culture of the past, to the thrill of the bear hunt of yesterday, to the quiet, natural retreat in the middle of an increasingly urban world."--Southwestern Historical Quarterly

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2002
February 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
270
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of North Texas Press
SELLER
UNT Press
SIZE
18.8
MB