A TREASURY OF WESTERN FOLKLORE by Benjamin A. Botkin

A TREASURY OF WESTERN FOLKLORE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With three such volumes to his credit so far, A Treasury of American Folklore, A Treasury of New England Folklore. and A Treasury of Southern Folklore. Mr. Botkin has produced another that holds true to the encyclopaedic scope of his former collections. With the West the rich store house of lore, legend and anecdote that it is, this well known collector has been successful in making his anthology as representative as is the very land of wide open spaces, cowboys, Indians, plains and mountains. From the days of the first wagon train to the bargaining between the Osage and the Texas oilman, the anecdotes display a wealth of historical event. There is the cowboy's ""horeshoe"" recip coffee, J. Frank Dobie's colorful description of the longhorns, the perils of an Indian raid on a wagon train, the dry humor of a grizzly cowpuncher. As expansive as the land, as diverse as its peoples, as lively as the composite of events that make up the saga of the West, Mr. Botkin's fourth work will please anyone with a yen for the tale, a bedside table or a flair for our life on that far side of the Mississippi.

Publisher: Crown