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The Appalachian frontier was alive with tales of Scots, Scots-Irish, German, Welsh, Cornish, English, and French Huguenot origin. The blending of European and Cherokee influences resulted in a rich storytelling tradition that remains distinctly Appalachian. Fairytales, folktales, tall tales, trickster tales, and jack tales are all part of the mix. The following playlist is a sampling of the many tales found in the collections of the Archives of Appalachia.

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The Appalachian frontier was alive with tales of Scots, Scots-Irish, German, Welsh, Cornish, English, and French Huguenot origin. The blending of European and Cherokee influences resulted in a rich storytelling tradition that remains distinctly Appalachian. Fairytales, folktales, tall tales, trickster tales, and jack tales are all part of the mix. The following playlist is a sampling of the many tales found in the collections of the Archives of Appalachia.

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