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Duncan Campbell Scott

Scott, Duncan Campbell, 1862–1947, Canadian poet, b. Ottawa. He was a civil servant in the Dept. of Indian Affairs from 1879 to 1932, becoming its head in 1913. Scott began publication with The Magic House and Other Poems in 1893. Many of his narrative poems, such as "The Forsaken," deal with Native American life. Among his volumes of poetry are New World Lyrics and Ballads (1905) and The Green Cloister (1935). He also wrote short stories.

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