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INDIAN LEGEND: ARIZONA

TWO INDIAN TRIBES WERE INVOLVED IN A BATTLE, ONE TRIBE WAS APACHE.
THE APACHES WERE TRAPPED ON A CLIFF, AND RATHER THAN SURRENDER,
THEY LEAPED TO THEIR DEATH. LATER THE FEMALE MEMBERS CAME TO
MOURN THEIR DEAD. THE TEARS OF THE WOMEN TURNED INTO A BLACK
GLASS-LIKE STONE WHICH IS NOW CALLED APACHE TEARS. THE ROCK
LOOKS LIKE IT CONTAINS A TEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WAYNE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Precious stone Gem
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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INDIAN LEGEND ABOUT ROCKS

THERE IS A TYPE OF ROCK CALLED A DESERT ROSE. THE DEPOSIT SEEMS
TO GROW BY ADDING CRYSTALLINE PARTS. THE INDIANS BELIEVE
THAT THESE ARE REINCARNATED TRIBESMEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WAYNE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Supernatural Being
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 01-00-1970

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU ROCK A CHAIR IT IS A SIGN THAT YOU ARE GOING TO GET A
LICKING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WAYNE

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU DROP A FORK YOU WILL HAVE COMPANY FROM THE DIRECTION IN
WHICH THE PRONGS ARE POINTING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WAYNE

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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INDIAN LEGEND ABOUT ROCKS

THERE IS A CERTAIN TYPE OF ROCK CALLED A DESERT ROSE, THE DEPOSIT
SEEMS TO GROW BY ADDING CRYSTALLINE PARTS. THE INDIANS BELIEVE
THAT THESE ARE REINCARNATED TRIBESMEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WAYNE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 01-00-1970

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TAPEWORM CURE

DON'T EAT FOR A WEEK, THEN TAKE A SAUCER OF WARM MILK
NEAR THE PATIENT'S MOUTH.
THE TAPEWORM SHOULD CRAWLOUT,
BUT CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED THAT ALL THE TAPEWORM
CAME OUT. THAT NONE BE LEFT TO REGENERATE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WAYNE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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THE GRAND MARCH

ALTHOUGH THE GRAND MARCH WAS ORIGINALLY A POLISH
WEDDING CUSTOM, IT IS NOW A COMMON SIGHT AT
ALMOST ANY WEDDING. WHILE THE BAND PLAYS A GAY
MARCH THE BRIDE AND GROOM JOIN HANDS AND WITH
THE BRIDESMAIDS AND USHERS BEHIND THEM, THE WEDDING
GUEST BEHIND THEM IN COUPLES, THEY BEGIN TO MARCH
ALL OVER THE HALL, SOMETIMES OUTSIDE AND BACK
INSIDE AGAIN. AFTER A WHILE THE BRIDE AND GROOM
STOP AND FORM AN ARCH WITH THEIR ARMS, AND LET THE
NEXT COUPLE PASS UNDER THE ARCH THEY HAVE MADE, BUT
NOT BEFORE THE USHER KISSES THE BRIDE AND THE
BRIDESMAID KISSES THE GROOM. THE SECOND COUPLE
THEN FORMS AN ARCH WITH THEIR ARMS AND THE SAME
THING HAPPENS WITH THE FOLLOWING COUPLES UNTIL
THE END OF THE LINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WAYNE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Grand march

Date learned: 09-20-1969

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IF YOU PUT YOUR SHIRT ON EITHER BACKWARDS OR INSIDE
OUT, YOU MUST WEAR IT THAT WAY, OR YOU WILL HAVE
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WAYNE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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INDIAN LEGEND: ARIZONA

TWO INDIAN TRIBES WERE INVOLVED IN A BATTLE, ONE TRIBE WAS APACHE.
THE APACHES WERE TRAPPED ON A CLIFF, AND RATHER THAN SURRENDER,
THEY LEAPED TO THEIR DEATH. LATER THE FEMALE MEMBERS CAME TO
MOURN THEIR DEAD. THE TEARS OF THE WOMEN TURNED INTO A BLACK
GLASS-LIKE STONE WHICH IS NOW CALLED APACHE TEARS. THE ROCK
LOOKS LIKE IT CONTAINS A TEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WAYNE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Precious stone Gem
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 01-00-1970

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JUMP STORY

YOU ASSEMBLE A GROUP OF PEOPLE AND TELL THEM THE
FOLLOWING STORY (YOU PICK ONE AS THE BRUNT OF THE
JOKE).
THERE WERE THREE BROTHERS AND ONE OF THEM HAD A GOLDEN
ARM. THE OTHERS WERE VERY JEALOUS OF THIS ARM AND
ALWAYS WANTED TO STEAL IT. FINALLY THE BROTHER
WITH THE GOLDEN {ARM} DIED AND BEFORE HE WAS BURIED
HIS GOLDEN ARM DISAPPEARED. HIS GHOST CAME BACK TO
HAUNT THE OTHER BROTHERS. AT THIS POINT YOU ASK
EACH OF THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU "DID YOU STEAL MY
GOLDEN ARM?" WHEN YOU COME TO THE PERSON WHOM
YOU WISH TO SCARE AND HE ANSWERS "NO" TO YOUR QUESTION
YOU GRAB HIM AND SHOUT "YES YOU DID."

Submitter comment: STORY SHOULD BE TOLD WITH "ATMOSPHERE."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WAYNE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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INDIAN LEGEND: ARIZONA

TWO INDIAN TRIBES WERE INVOLVED IN A BATTLE, ONE TRIBE WAS APACHE.
THE APACHES WERE TRAPPED ON A CLIFF, AND RATHER THAN SURRENDER,
THEY LEAPED TO THEIR DEATH. LATER THE FEMALE MEMBERS CAME TO
MOURN THEIR DEAD. THE TEARS OF THE WOMEN TURNED INTO A BLACK
GLASS-LIKE STONE WHICH IS NOW CALLED APACHE TEARS. THE ROCK
LOOKS LIKE IT CONTAINS A TEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WAYNE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Precious stone Gem
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 01-00-1970

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JUMP STORY

YOU ASSEMBLE A GROUP OF PEOPLE AND TELL THEM THE
FOLLOWING STORY (YOU PICK ONE AS THE BRUNT OF THE
JOKE).
THERE WERE THREE BROTHERS AND ONE OF THEM HAD A GOLDEN
ARM. THE OTHERS WERE VERY JEALOUS OF THIS ARM AND
ALWAYS WANTED TO STEAL IT. FINALLY THE BROTHER
WITH THE GOLDEN {ARM} DIED AND BEFORE HE WAS BURIED
HIS GOLDEN ARM DISAPPEARED. HIS GHOST CAME BACK TO
HAUNT THE OTHER BROTHERS. AT THIS POINT YOU ASK
EACH OF THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU "DID YOU STEAL MY
GOLDEN ARM?" WHEN YOU COME TO THE PERSON WHOM
YOU WISH TO SCARE AND HE ANSWERS "NO" TO YOUR QUESTION
YOU GRAB HIM AND SHOUT "YES YOU DID."

Submitter comment: STORY SHOULD BE TOLD WITH "ATMOSPHERE."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WAYNE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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