The art of storytelling is one of mankind’s oldest methods of keeping records. In Ozark Tales and Superstitions, Phillip Steele has collected twenty-six stories in an attempt to preserve the rich lore indigenous to the Ozark region. Here are tales of the supernatural including “Lady of the Valley” and “Monster of Peter Bottom Cave,” Indian legends such as “legend of the War Eagle” and “Legend of Virgin’s Bluff,” treasure tales, outlaw stories, nature lore, plus a collection of superstitions, moon signs, weather signs, and regional cures and remedies.
About the Author
The late Phillip W. Steele, past president of the Arkansas Folklore Society, had written widely on western history. His monthly column in Ozarks Mountaineer magazine was entitled “Hearth Tales.” He was also the author of The Last Cherokee Warriors, The Family History of Jessie and Frank James: The Family History, Starr Tracks: Belle and Pearl Starr, Civil War in the Ozarks, The Many Faces of Jessie James,
and Outlaws and Gunfighters of the Old West,
all of which are Pelican books.
Phillip W. Steele passed away on November 8, 2007.
OZARK TALES AND SUPERSTITIONS
By Philip W. Steele
FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
96 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
8 b/w photos 7 b/w illus. 4th ptg.
ISBN: 9780882894041 pb