Richard M. Dorson
Finnish North American Literature Association
Biographical Information

Richard M. Dorson taught history at the University of Indiana and visited Upper Michigan in
1946. His work in folklore examines the folk traditions of the people he found there,
Indians, European ethnic groups, and occupational workers.


``Dialect Stories of the Upper Peninsula: A New Form of American Folklore.`` Journal of
American Folklore
61 (1948): 113-150.

Blood-Stoppers and Bear-Walkers: Folk Tales of Canadians, Lumberjacks, & Indians.
First Printing 1952. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972.