Category: North American Folktales

The section contains North American folktales. It contains Canadian folktales, Native American Folktales and United States folktales.


The Knell at the Wedding

Part 2 of total 15 stories in series Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land Volume II: The Isle of Manhattoes and Nearby.
  

A young New Yorker had laid such siege to the heart of a certain belle—this was back in the Knickerbocker days when people married for love—that everybody said the banns were as good as published;

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Roistering Dirck Van Dara

Part 3 of total 15 stories in series Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land Volume II: The Isle of Manhattoes and Nearby.
  

In the days when most of New York stood below Grand Street, a roistering fellow used to make the rounds of the taverns nightly, accompanied by a friend named Rooney.

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The Party from Gibbet Island

Part 4 of total 15 stories in series Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land Volume II: The Isle of Manhattoes and Nearby.
  

Ellis Island, in New York harbor, once bore the name of Gibbet Island, because pirates and mutineers were hanged there in chains. During the times when it was devoted to this fell

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The Devil’s Stepping-Stones

Part 6 of total 15 stories in series Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land Volume II: The Isle of Manhattoes and Nearby.
  

When the devil set a claim to the fair lands at the north of Long Island Sound, his claim was disputed by the Indians, who prepared to fight for their homes should he attempt to serve his writ of ejectment.

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