Plains Folk II
The Romance of the Landscape
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
222 Pages | 6 x 9 | 8 line drawings, 1 map
As in the first volume, Plains Folk: A Commonplace of the Great Plains, the authors write about hardy plains dwellers—a rare breed who feel out of place anywhere except on the prairie—and their cultural heritage, derived from many countries in both the Old World and the New. Here are stories about plains folklore, animals, food, lifestyles, and artifacts in a land of buttermilk and blabs, Bigfoot and bindweed.
Sharing their experiences of the plains region, Hoy and Isern convey their sense of place and their affection for the area. They see beauty in landscapes that others, used to mountains or forests, deem barren. They look beyond the seemingly flat surface into the lives and culture of those who turned the Great American Desert into the Garden of the World.
“Regionalism at its best. A wonderfully entertaining book, stuffed with sparkling and insightful stories, yarns, and sketches.”—Richard W. Etulain Professor Emeritus of History and former director of the Center for the American West