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Ballads, continued:
Fair Margaret and Sweet William

(Child, 74). 302.
Florella, current under various names,

Hangman Song (North Carolina variant

of Child, No. 95), 321.
Henry Martyn (Child, No. 250), 327.
James Harris (The Demon Lover)

(Child. No. 243), 325-327.
Lady Alice (Child. No. 85). 317.
Lady Isabel and the Elf-Knight (Child,

No. 4), 286.
Lamkin (Child, No. 93). 3*8.
Little Mathew Grove (Kentucky variant

of Child, No. 81), 311-313-
Little Matthy Groves (Missouri variant

of Child, No. 81), 314-317.
Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard

(Child, No. 81), 309.
Lord Daniel's Wife (Kentucky variant of

Child, No. 81). 313. 314.
Lord Orland's Wife (Kentucky variant of

Child, No. 81), 309-311.
Lord Randal (Child, No. 12), 289, 290.
Love Henry (Indiana variant of Child,

No. 68), 301, 302.
Loving Henry (Kentucky variant of

Child, No. 68). 298, 299.
Lydia Margaret (Missouri variant of

Child, No. 74), 303, 304.
Our Goodman (Child, No. 274), 328.
Sir Hugh, or the Jew's Daughter (Child,

No. 155), 322.
Sir Lionel (Child, No. 18), 291.
Strawberry Lane (Maine variant of

Child, No. 2), 284, 285.
The Bailiff's Daughter of Islington

(Child, No. 105), 321, 322.
The Cherry-Tree Carol (No. 54), 287.
The Cruel Mother (Child. No. 20), 293.
The Elfin Knight (Child, No. 2), 283-285.
The False Knight (Missouri variant of

Child, No. 3), 286.
The Farmer's Curst Wife (Child, No.

278). 329-
The Fause Knight upon the Road

(Child, No. 3). 285.
The Forsaken Girl, 345.
The Golden Ball (variant of Child, No.

95), used as a game by New York

children on the lower east side, 319.
The Gypsy Davy (Maine and Massa-
chusetts variant of Child, No. 200),

324. 325.
The Gypsy Laddie (Child, No. 200), 323.
The Hangman's Tree (Missouri variant

of Child, No. 95), 320.
The Hunting of the Cheviot (Child,

No. 162), 323.
The Jolly Thresherman, 353, 354.
The Lady Gay (Kentucky variant of

Child, No. 79). 308.
The Lass of Roch Royal (No. 76), 304.
The Maid freed from the Gallows (Child,

No. 95). 318.

The Mermaid (No. 289), 333.

The Merry Golden Tree (Missouri

variant of Child. No. 286). 331. 332.
The Old Woman and the Devil (Missouri

variant of Child, No. 278), 329, 330.
The Sweet Trinity (The Golden Vanity)

(Child, No. 286). 330.
The Three Little Babes (Tennessee vari-
ant of Child, No. 79), 308. 309.
The Twa Brothers (Child, No. 49). 293.
The Twa Sisters (Child, No. 10), 286.

The Two Brothers (Missouri variant of

Child, No. 49), 294.
The West Countree (Missouri variant of

Child, No. 10), 287, 288.
The Wife of Usher's Well (Child, No. 79).

The Wife wrapt in Wether's Skin (Child.

No. 277), 328.
The Yorkshire Bite (The Crafty Plough-
boy). 367-369-
There was an Old Woman Lived on the
Seashore (Nebraska [1870] variant of
Child. No. 10), 288, 289.
Three Little Babes (Nebraska variant of

Child. No. 79), 307.
Young Beichan (Child, No. 53), 294-297.
Young Henry (Missouri variant of Child,

No. 68), 299, 300.
Young Hunting (Child, No. 68), 297.
See also Songs.
Ballads (Shirburn), Notes on the, 370-377.
Ballads and Songs, 283-369.
Bamboo, ancestor of the Ye-Iang, 421.

family name among the Chinese, 425.
Bantu Tales, 262-268.
Barbeau. C.-M., Contes Populaires Canadi-
ens (Seconde serie), 1-140.
cited, 403, 410.
Bath of thunder-stone water a cure for

rheumatism. 259.
Baum, Paull Franklin, The Three Dreams

or "Dream-Bread" Story, 378-410.
Bear abundant in region of Kaska and
Tahltan, 428.
of the Louisiana Indians, a brown bear.
Beasts kneel at midnight on Christmas. 208.
Berrying and root-digging, mention of. in

Kaska and Tahltan tales rare, 429.
Bibliography of Negro tales, 170.

of Negro folk-lore, Surinam, 239, 240.
Black Tai, taboos among, 415-417.
Boas, Franz, quoted, 2.

The Origin of Death. 486-491.
Bocsi-nonasi, an epiphyte (Tillandsia usne-

oides Linn.), 246.
Boesi-teUi, bush-ropes, 246, 247.
Bonifacy, work among the Lolo of, 418.
"Book of Sindibad" in tenth century, 380.
Borrowing in tales, 429, 444.
Boukee and Rabbit in Bahama folk-lore.230.
Boven Saramacca (Upper Saramacca)
district, "winged" axes embedded in
hollow trees found in, 256.

British Columbia, tales from northern

interior of, 427.
trade-routes in, 428.
Buffalo fairly numerous in eastern sections

of Kaska and Tahltan territory, 428.

Canadian-French tales, customary begin-
nings for, 23.

— customary endings for, 23. 24.

— form and style of, 23-26.

— personages in, 3-6.

— powers and attributes of personages in,

— preface to, 1, 2.

— prepared under auspices of Geological
Survey of Canada, 2

— style and mythological subjects of, 3.
Canja. a stew of hominy, rice, and chicken,

Canoe navigation in British Columbia.

head of, 428.
Carib legend, 253, 258.
Caribou, importance of hunting of, reflected

in Kaska and Tahltan tales, 428, 429.
Carson, Wm., Ojibwa tales. 491-493.
Cat. eaten by Black Tai, 416.

not a totem of the Miao. 419 (note 2).
Celts of "winged" type from Surinam
described. 251.
Surinam belief as to celestial origin of.

with ornamental features. 251.
Cemetery, spirits prevented from leaving,

by thunder-stones, 260.
Charm against evil consequences from
telling Anansi-lori in the day-time,
Charms. 7. 8.

Child accepts as Scotch the ballad of "Will
Stewart and John." 412.
final collection of, 325.
first American text of " The Twa Sisters"
printed by, in 1883, 286.

version from oral tradition of the

"Elfin Knight" printed by. in 1883.
first American copy of "The Hangman's
Tree" published by. 318.
Children an easy prey to the Uba. 242.
Chitimacha. myths of. show evidence of
European connection, 474.
notes regarding beli fs and medical

practices of, 477, 478.
speaking knowledge of the old tongue of,

confined to four individuals, 474.
superstitions of, 477, 478.
Chitimacha Myths and Beliefs, Some.

Christmas celebrated in North Carolina by
stopping work. 208.
observed by plants and beasts, 208.
Clark, Andrew, publisher in 1007 of the
"Shirbura Ballads " (1585-1616), 370.
Cleare. W. T., Four Folk-Tales from For-
tune Island. Bahamaa. 228. 229.
Cleveland Public Library owner of the

John G. White Collection of Folk-
Lore, Oriental and Mediaeval Litera-
ture, and Archaeology, 413.

Clever personages, 4, 396, 401, 402.

Club of Surinam formerly provided, near
end, with celt, 251.

Club-fist, 207. 208.

Color of thunder-stone a criterion of its
power, 254, 260. affected by soil and weather, 254.

Contes Populaires Canadiens (Seconde
si-rie), 1-140.

Contests, rivalries, and tournaments, 18-
20. See Incidents.

Convulsions cured by powder of thunder-
stone, 259.

Corn-Maidens in Zufii mythology give
fertility to the soil, 498.

Corpse of one killed by blow from strength
derived from thunder-stone extremely
heavy, 260.

Couplet on the happy reconciliation
between the Earl of Mar and his
daughter, 413.

Courtship of Will Stewart conducted by
John Stewart, 412.

Crane bridge, the place where wolverene
was dropped into the river, 458.

Criminal escapes hanging through a riddle,

Criterion by which to test the accuracy of
an aboriginal statement. 167.

Cushing, Frank Hamilton, Zufii tale trans-
lated by, 497.

Customs (Acoma):
on Alt-Souls Day, 496.

Customs (Kaska):
woman remains in retirement during and
for some time after confinement. 471.

Customs (Laguna):
dropping food on fire or on floor, in

remembrance of the dead, 495.
on All-Souls Day. 496.

Customs (Zufii):

dropping food on fire or floor in remem-
brance of the dead. 495.
on All-Souls Day. 495, 496.

Cypress-tree struck by lightning, use of
splinters from. In medical practice. 477.

Dance on Cape Verde Islands, refreshments
served at. 233.

Darby. Ixiraine. Ring-Games from Georgia.

"Day broke twice" on Old Christmas in
North Carolina. 208.

Dease Lake. British Columbia. tales col-
lected on. 429.
and River. British Columbia, tribes
living on. 427.

Devil, 4, 16.

Disintegration of folk-tales shown by elim-
ination. 169.

Dog. ancestor of the Man tribes. 410-420.
descendants of. cut out clothes in shape
of dog's tail. 421.

Dog. flesh of, not eaten by the Man, 421.
Dragon, ancestor of the Ai-lao, a T'ai

tribe, 422.
Dragon-fly, a ZufH rain symbol, 497.
Drawing of thunder-axe by Carib Indian,

"Dream-bread " story, 378-410.

"Edelstein," one of the early books printed

in Germany, 386.
Elephant represented by Louisiana Indians

as a man-eater, 477.
English and Scottish Popular Ballads,

The. the final collection of Child, 325.
Environment, influence of, on Surinam

story-teller, 241.
Equilibrium of inanimate objects affected

by sharp thunder-clap, 255.

Origin of ending of Anansi stories, 241.

Origin of Carib axe, 258.

why bears make dens in mountains,

why black bears are better eating than

grizzly bears, 448.
origin of constellation, 493.
why death is in the world, 476, 486-491.
origin of earth, 441-443. See also

why there is fire in rocks and woods,

comparative notes, 443.
why giants are easily fooled, 445.
origin of gold coins, 248.
why grizzly bears are mean sometimes

and want to fight people, 448.
why the Indians cache their meat, 467.
-why Indians have their homes among the

brush and weeds, 476.
origin of languages, 443.
why the lynx has a short blunt nose, 455.
why man is mortal, 476, 487, 491.
why some married people unjustly

accuse one another of infidelity, 456.
origin of the marten, 432.
why men sometimes cohabit with a

sister, comparative notes, 460.
why men like a woman who dresses well,

origin of months, 493.
why mosquitoes are in the world, 445.
why the mountain-sheep's head is small

between the horns, 430.
why people have had chiefs, 451.
why people say that when rain falls, it

is tears, 448.
why people say that a red sky is blood,

origin of ponds at source of St. John s

River, 481.
why rabbit's nose is split, 476.
origin of Reversing Falls, 480.
origin of St. John's River, 481.
why the separation of a good woman

from a bad man is a benefit, 457.
cause for markings on spider's back, 241.
summer, origin of, 493.

why the Tlingit say a Kaska man created

whales, 452.
why the tongues of sheep are black, 430.
how war started among the Indians. 469.
why the wolverene has peculiar marks

on his back, 458.
why the wolverene is a thief, 470, 471.
why women are deceitful, 462.
why the Zufli plant every year for the

priests, 499.
European connection evidenced in Chiti-

macha myths, 474.

Faceties et Contes Canadiens, 141-157.
Famine at Rome in 1527 as a background

for story, 393.
Fan tabooed to a family of Black Tai. 416.
Feather crown of thunder-axe compared

with rock-inscriptions found in Guiana.

Fishing a prominent feature in tales bor-
rowed from Tlingit, 429.
Folk-Lore Society of Texas, 411.
Folk-Tales collected at Miami, Fla., 222-

Formula with pantomime, for amusing

children in region of Saint-Hyacinthe.

Formulas for beginning tales, Anansi-tori,

243, 244, 246, 248. Canadian-French, 23.

— ending tales, Canadian-French, 23, 24. of Cape Verde Islanders, 238.

— magic, 7.

Foundation-walls of Lutheran Church at

Paramaribo, 255.
Four Folk-Tales from Fortune Island.

Bahamas, 228, 229.
Franklin, G. B., Priscilla Alden — A

Suggested Antecedent, 412, 413.

Game, counting-out, 207.

Game less abundant in the woods than on

high ground, 471.
Game-animals abundant in region of Kaska

and Tahltan, 428.
Games. See Ring-games.
Gamella, a large wooden platter, 238.
Gascons proverbially clever, 396, 401, 402.
Geological Survey of Canada, publications

under auspices of, 427.
Gesture, expression, and manner of Surinam

narrator, powerful adjuncts to in-
terest in stories. 241.
Gifts, differing series of, in various versions

of "The Twelve Days of Christmas,"

366, 367.
Goats abundant in region of Kaska and

Tahltan. 428.
Grenada, practice in, of pouring corn before

house-door, or inside haunted room.

to distract spirit, 188.
Guiana, Dutch, a fertile field for folk-lore,

British, Journal of the Royal Agricultural

and Commercial Society of, 258.


Guiana, notched and ornamented celts
from, 251.

practice in. of throwing rice before door
of house to capture witch. 242.

similarity of the feather crowns of the
thunder-axe found in, to the rock-
inscriptions found there. 258.

value of steel axe among Indians of, 252.

Haller. Johann, in 1680, translated Latin
works into Hungarian, 402.

Halwa, a cake of flour, butter, sugar. 381.

Ha'wik'uh, principal town of Cibola, 497.

Hawikuh, the village, according to Hodge,
where Estevan lost his life, 165.

Henry. A., observations by, of totemic
traits among Lolo, 417.

Hering, C. J., anecdote by. 254, 255.

History, aboriginal, 162.

Hodge, F. W., on Zufti geographical state-
ments. 165.

Hop-vines on Christmas, 208.

Horse, widely differing accounts of first
appearance of, by Indian tribes, 164.

Horse-fish, a creature with the head of a i
horse and the tail of a fish, 234.

Hungary, disappearance from, of ancient
native popular tales and legends. 402.

Hunting, importance of, reflected in tales
of Kaska and Tahltan. 429.
and trapping chief occupation of the
Kaska and Tahltan. 427.

Hybrid River. British Columbia, shoulder-
blade of an enormous animal found
on top of mountain near, 450.

Incidents and objects in myth:
adventures of Ncnabosho, 491, 492.
advice for Anansi given gratis by the
doctor. 245.

— which, when carried out, brings harm
to advised one. 432. 433.

Aglobe'm causes a water famine, 480.

— killed by falling tree. 481.
"Ain't it well to be pyrtl" 196.

air, stabbed into, becomes calm. 480.
All-Gone, wolf's last niece. 216.
alligator and rabbit walk and talk to-
gether, 180.

— caught in trap set by rabbit. 181.

— fast asleep trapped. 475.

— threatens to get even with rabbit. 180,

— throwa rabbit into brier-patch, 181.

— tied by his teeth to a tree, 475.
Anansi appealed to on the question of

returning evil for good. 249.

— disguised as a doctor, 245.

— eaU so much that he nearly bursts. 245-

— entrapa his wife. 244.

— gives advice for his own cure. 245.

— humiliated by treatment of wife. 244.

— looks with longing eyes on a fine fat
sheep belonging to his wife. 244.

— near top of well, drops his spade be-
hind him. 144.

Incidents and objects in myth, continued:
Anansi pays no attention to his wife, till
fear forces her to call him "my master,"

— plots to teach his wife better manners,

— sick, sends his wife for the doctor, 245.

— teaches snake, 249.

— with his wife at the bottom of the
well, pulls up the ladder, 244.

"An" the fish went back todesea," 185.
animal, huge, not seen for many genera-
tions, 450.
animals steal fire, 443.

— called to a feast of fat, 492.

— kings of. 5. 6, 49, 50.

— quarrel over carcass of dead whale,

— transformed into gold and silver. 37.
ant, food assigned to, 481.

ants, king of assists Ti-Jean. 49, 50.

— remove mound of sand. 49.

antler, wolverene's wife digs tunnel with

sharp piece of. 470.
"Anybody. Lord, jus' so it's a man." 194.
appearances sometimes deceitful, 216.
apple, magic. 101, 102.
archmen who had never seen a train, 186.
arm-bone of a dog, 447.
army for waging war on old magician, 48.
arrow as recompense for wife. 453.

— invisible or magic, comparative notes,

arrow-heads of bone put on headless
arrows render them effective. 439.

arrows, headless, given to beaver,
comparative notes. 439.

— magic, kill a huge animal, 451.

— invention of. comparative notes, 438.
ascent to sky, of cannibal, where he lives

as sun. 441.
ass gives his opinion on returning evil

for good, 248.
aunt Peix' L'aball'. the horse-fish. 234.
awls made from bones of rabbits. 456.
axe. beaver-tooth, 447.

— giant's. 432, 433-

— hard work with, as a punishment. 258.
babe, grows up to white woman, 189.

— growth of. traced from camp to camp,

— picked up on roadside, 189.

— suckled by marten, 472. from breasts of father, 472.

— with a mustache, 199.
baptism of poor boy by king, 47.
bar of iron as a toothpick, 237.
bargain between Buttocks (Fesse-ben)

and king, 88.

— between Tublnh and horse-fish, 234.
barley blown away by the wind, 210.
barn covered with feathers ankle-deep,

barrel a mile long and half a mile wide, 191.
basket full of holes offered prince to

drain lake with, 38, 39.

Incidents and objects in myth, continued:
bathing girls leave clothes on rock, 37.

— woman and bamboo, 421.
bean and pea, magic, 40, 42.
bean-stalk with giant on top cut down,


bear and rabbit go a-courting Miss
Coon, 173.

— angry at loss of butter, threatens to
eat up fox, 114.

with his brothers-in-law, deter-
mines to starve them, 467.

— as judge, 216.

— bird steals fire-stone from, 443.

— boasts of his superiority over Indian,

— death of, avenged by his friends, 468.

— equipped with saddle, 173.

— rinding himself greasy, "believes he
ate butter, 114.

— gives advice to fox, 113, 114.

— helping rabbit out of trap, is caught
himself, 229.

— old white, the only one who can cross
bridge of razors, 60.

— only one who had fire long ago, 443.

— plan of, for finding out thief, 216.

— teaches rabbit how to use sharpened
sticks, and is killed by them, 468.

— throws rock into water on top of
stick, and decrees that people, when
they die, shall remain dead, 444.

— with heavy load, at top of steep
declivity, killed by rabbit, 467.

— worsted in encounter with Indian,

beast, ferocious, by day, and prince at
night, 35.

— snorting ("carding-mill"), 89. carried on back of strong youth to

king, 90.

beasts', ferocious, guard fountain of
youth, 68.

Beautiful-Green-Garter (Belle-jarretiSre-
verte), as a duck, carries Beau-
Prince across the river on her back, 38,

Beautiful-Princess asks her father to
assemble all the young people to
witness her choice of husband, 154.

— awaits the return of Little-John, 151,

— imprisoned in castle guarded by three
giants, 150.

— mourns for Little-John, 151.

— orders for her marriage all that re-
mains in the garden, and that the
gardener bring it, 153.

— recognizes Little-John in her father's
gardener, 153.

— refuses to leave her prison without
Little-John, 151.

beaver and his brothers only ones saved
after a severe heat, 440.

— and his cannibal father-in-law in-
terchange trousers, 440.

beaver and muskrat exchange tails, 482. comparative literature, 481.

— and Sheep-Man quarrel, and latter
is pushed over cliff, comparative notes.

— and wolverene, comparative notes.

— directs giant how to catch him, 433-

— dives for earth, 442.

— diving, finds his tail a hindrance. 481.

— encounters otter-woman, who forces
him to become her husband, 435.

— enormous, with hairy tail, 446.

— former home and food of, 482.

— hides spear-head of kingfisher in
his canoe, 434.

— kills beavers for food, 435.

dangerous woman by means of

heated stone, 435.

marten-man, 431.

monsters who prey on people, 430.

woman and girl who propose to

marry him, 431.

— more powerful than cannibal, 441.

— on seeing giant coming, paints him-
self to look like ghost, remains rigid
until giant departs, then climbs a
tree, 432.

— overcomes all monsters whom he
meets on his travels, 432.

— prefers muskrat's tail to his own, 481. the poplar-grove to the marshes.


— pretends to be dead, and deceives
ravens, 441.

is captured by wolverene,

later kills wolverene and his children.


— pursued by cannibal, jumps into
lake and changes himself into a beaver,

by cannibal's wife, makes ground

crack behind him, and woman falls

down, 439. by giant, who finally eats part of

his own body and dies, 432. by Gluskap, but finally escapes,

480. comparative notes, 479-

— put into kettle to boil by father of
sisters, 436.

— reflection of, seen in river by pursuing
giant, 433-

— sent out by Nenabosho, drowned, 491.

— sleeps at night between sisters as a
man, 436.

— a great transformer, 429.

— transforms himself into the animal
beaver, 439.

into a bluebird and flies near

two sisters playing on shore, 436.

— turns into little bird and escapes from
boiling kettle, 436.

— in form of bluebird is bought by elder
sister from younger, for silver spoon,

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