Legend, Myth, and Lore, 1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Legend, Myth, and Lore
1971 (inclusive)
0.03 linear feet
Collection Number
Alice Leavitt Anderson was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 541-346-3925
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Collection includes project release form with additional stipulations.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy and additional stipulations by collectors or informants. See project release form in collection file for additional stipulations.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Legend (one supernatural legend)
"The Legend of the Whistling Man" --an Eskimo legend from Elim, Alaska
Eskimo marriage, birth, and hunting customs
Social customs, dog races, and dances --Eskimo
Marriage, birth, folk healing customs of Eskimos
A fragment of an American Indian (Coeur d'Alene) Coyote Myth
Jokes (three jokes about Indian/White relations from Indian point of view)
One Native American joke told on B. I. A. boss
Joke on a reservation principal
Joke about a young Sioux boy and the local bank
Cure for warts: gunpowder and lard
Remedy to prevent wound infection: cow manure
To stop bleeding: powder from dried puff balls
To close wound: membrane from inside of egg shell
Cure for ringworm: nicotine gathered from a pipe bowl
Remedy for boils: cow manure
Remedy for wound on horse: powdered sulphur
Remedy for the flu: Hot onion poultices, hop poultice
Remedy for ringworm: turpentine
Superstition and popular belief
Method of influencing looks of expected baby
Marking yet unborn baby
One parody: "Put on your old grey bustle"
Humorous folksong: "I've got a dear old daddy"
Poetry and rhyme
Two recitations: "Dear Annie Lauree", and "I Had But Fifty Cents"

Interview transcriptReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Sound recordingsReturn to Top

Description Dates
T02_1971_316: Alice Leavitt Anderson
1.0 sound tape reel (analog)
5 inches
5 inches

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Dance
  • Eskimos
  • Farmers
  • Females (usually housewives)
  • folk beliefs
  • folk medicine
  • indigenous peoples
  • jokes
  • legends
  • myths
  • Native Americans
  • Poetry
  • ritual
  • Songs
  • Sound recordings
  • superstitions
  • Personal Names :
  • Biggins, Wiley E. (Mike)
  • Burns, Ada
  • Clark, Louise
  • George, Michael
  • Kotangan, Paul
  • Leavitt, Adam, Jr
  • Levitin, Louise
  • Moses, Peggy Lee
  • Randall, Mary K.
  • Sanders, Ethel M.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Barrow (Alaska)
  • Chemawa (Salem, Or.)
  • Elim (Alaska)
  • Salem (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project