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Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I sing the Song of Hiawatha,
Brave of heart and strong of arm.
Daughter’s son of old Nokomis,
Fathered by the harsh West Wind.

With its regular, beating rhythm, the Song of Hiawatha has often been parodied, but in truth, it is a powerful, emotional epic; a hero’s life, his loves and suffering. The legends and traditions of the North American Indian swirl together through the tale like a mountain stream, tumbling white over the rocks, and caressing the mossy tree roots.

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Henry W. Longfellow


Introductory Note Introduction I. The Peace Pipe II. The Four Winds III. Hiawatha's Childhood IV. Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis V. Hiawatha's Fasting VI. Hiawatha's Friends VII. Hiawatha's Sailing VIII. Hiawatha's Fishing IX. Hiawatha and the Pearl Feather X. Hiawatha's Wooing XI. Hiawatha's Wedding Feast XII. The Son of the Evening Star XIII. Blessing the Corn Fields XIV. Picture Writing XV. Hiawatha's Lamentation XVI. Pau Puk Keewis XVII. The Hunting of Pau Puk Keewis XVIII. The Death of Kwasind XIX. The Ghosts XX. The Famine XXI. The White Man's Foot XXII. Hiawatha's Departure Vocabulary

Introductory Note

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... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - October 2, 2015
Subject: Great Book! Great Narrator!!
This is a great poem and story read brilliantly. It is a must read. KUDOS to the narrator!!!!

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