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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.

Tales - Historic Recording‪s‬ East Tennessee State University

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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.

    Fool Jack Tale

    Fool Jack Tale

    • 5 min
    Soldier Jack

    Soldier Jack

    • 20 min
    Jim Garland Tells How John Roony, One of the Toughest Men of Kentucky, Knocked Down John Garlend when John Garland was Drunk

    Jim Garland Tells How John Roony, One of the Toughest Men of Kentucky, Knocked Down John Garlend when John Garland was Drunk

    • 6 min
    How Fightin Creek Got its Name

    How Fightin Creek Got its Name

    • 3 min
    Ole Rony

    Ole Rony

    • 18 min
    I Want Maggie's Ring

    I Want Maggie's Ring

    • 14 min

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