alis ben johns urban legend and place

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Prompt:

This week, I want to really focus on how place influences a legend. In the case of Alis Ben Johns, or “Injun Joe,” the true events of his life were turned into a legend. How does place interact with this legend? Would the story be told differently if the events took place somewhere else? Why?

For reference, here’s a map of the Ozarks. I add this because it’s a common misconception the Ozarks are only in Missouri. Even though the manhunt for Johns takes place in Missouri, it may be worth considering the boundaries of the Ozarks as a whole.

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