Bandits, Bears, and Backaches


A Collection of Short Stories Based on Arkansas History
Velma B. Branscum Woody
978-0-9708574-2-2 (paper)
January 2004


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The eleven stories in this collection all deal with human aspects of the history of Arkansas. The settings range from a prehistoric mastodon hunt to a twentieth-century family’s departure from the state in search of employment. Lesson plans developed by the author are available for teachers at

Distributed for the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.