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Texas Outlaw Legends

Dr. Kristina Downs, Assistant Professor of English at Tarleton State University and the Executive Director of the Texas Folklore Society, examines outlaw legends through the lens of Texas history and folklore. While outlaw legends are not unique to Texas, the Lone Star State does have an unusually high concentration of them. This Talk explores common themes and motifs among outlaw legends, including social banditry and faked deaths and considers how Texas history and folklore have given the state’s legends their specific flavor.
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