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Tall Tales

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Andrew Colvin

on 19 September 2012

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By: Samantha Devlin, Andrew Colvin, and Nicholas Diemert Tall Tales A tall tale is a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual.
Exaggeration of actual events (fish stories)
Tall tales are often told so as to make the narrator seem to have been a part of the story.
They are usually humorous or good-natured. What is a Tall Tale? "is a fundamental element of American folk literature".
tall tale's origins are seen in the bragging contests that often occurred when the rough men of the American frontier gathered.
Annual tall tall competition
Johnny Appleseed, Daniel Boone, Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, Mark Fink Tall Tales in America http://www.animatedtalltales.com/?s=58e9d2850571ee30df18
http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2011/06/davy_crockett_and_the_coonskin.html Bibliography Modern Tall tales Lumberjack Figure
animal companion named Blue Ox
First appeared in print in 1906
Originated in Northeastern America and eastern Canada
Gained popularity after a lumber company advertised Paul Bunyan in 1914. Paul Bunyan Jonathan Chapman
Pioneer, Missionary & Gardener
Introduces Apple Trees
Massachusetts & Cleveland, OH
"Lord is good to me"
Disney's American Legends Johnny Appleseed Davy Crockett From Greene County, Tennessee.
Fought in the Cree Indian War.
Served on Congress for six years.
Died at the Alamo.
Coonskin Story.
The Frozen Dawn.
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