Paul Bunyan was a giant lumberjack who was generally depicted as working in the Midwest forest. Tall tales of Bunyan depicted his giant size and superhuman strength. Many tales features Bunyan with his blue ox, Babe.
Student Activity The student will read or listen to American folktales and explain how they characterize our national heritage. The study will include John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and Annie Oakley.