Tall tales of the American frontier. 1839-60, providing an anthology of American folk humor of a special period and type. Exploits of true and legendary frontier characters, -- Davy Crockett, Mike Fink, Simon Suggs, tales of bear, panther, snake, deer, Indian encounters, fights, court episodes, steamboating, horse racing, all drawn from original sources. Homespun heroics, often in dialect for the Paul Bunyan, John Henry market. Well authenticated.