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The Song of Hiawatha by  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Hardcover - from Dave Shoots, Bookseller and Biblio.com

The Song of Hiawatha

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Condition: Good to Very Good/Fair


New York: Grosset & Dunlap Grey cloth on boards. DJ has missing sections front and back. No writing. 300 pp.. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

From the book:The Song of Hiawatha is based on the legends and stories of many North American Indian tribes, but especially those of the Ojibway Indians of northern Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. They were collected by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the reknowned historian, pioneer explorer, and geologist. He was superintendent of Indian affairs for Michigan from 1836 to 1841. Schoolcraft married Jane, O-bah-bahm-wawa-ge-zhe-go-qua (The Woman of the Sound Which the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky), Johnston. Jane was a daughter of John Johnston, an early Irish fur trader, and O-shau-gus-coday-way-qua (The Woman of the Green Prairie), who was a daughter of Waub-o-jeeg (The White Fisher), who was Chief of the Ojibway tribe at La Pointe, Wisconsin. Jane and her mother are credited with having researched, authenticated, and compiled much of the material Schoolcraft included in his Algic Researches (1839) and a revision published in 1856 as The Myth of Hiawatha. It was this latter revision that Longfellow used as the basis for The Song of Hiawatha.




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