Grade 6

Little Red Riding Hood
What Tales Tell

Whether fact or fiction, stories tell truths.

Man in a coonskin cap holding a rifle in front of Alamo

9 Legends of American Folklore

Source: How Stuff Works

Folktales show us a lot about who we once were and still are. Check out these descriptions of nine classic characters from American folklore: Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Sally Ann Thunder, Johnny Appleseed, Mike Fink, Pecos Bill, Geronimo, and Old Stormalong. Why were they so famous? Why are they still famous today?

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