The Moon-Eyed People : Folk Tales from Welsh America, Paperback / softback Book

The Moon-Eyed People : Folk Tales from Welsh America Paperback / softback


A mining settlement in Appalachia is described as being unfit for pigs to live in, Welsh weavers make cloth for enslaved people, a monster is defeated by a medicine-girl, a Welsh criminal marries an 'Indian Princess', Lakota men who witnessed Wounded Knee re-enact the massacre in Cardiff, and all the while, mountain women practise Appalachian hoodoo, native healing, and Welsh witchcraft. These stories are a mixture of true tales, tall tales and folk tales, that tell of the lives of migrants who left Wales and settled in America, of the native people who had long been living there, and those curious travellers who returned to find their roots in the old country.

They were explorers, miners, dreamers, hobos, tourists, farmers, radicals, showmen, sailors, soldiers, witches, warriors, wolf-girls, poets, preachers, prospectors, political dissidents, social reformers, and wayfaring strangers.

The Cherokee called them 'The Moon-Eyed People'.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 36 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: Short stories
  • ISBN: 9780750991421



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