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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

(Encyclopedia) Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807–82, American poet, b. Portland, Maine, grad. Bowdoin College, 1825. He wrote some of the most popular poems in American literature, in…

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a giant of 19th century American literature, a celebrated poet whose work included "Paul Revere's Ride" and the long narrative poems The Song of Hiawatha and Evangeline…

The Song of Hiawatha

by Henry W. Longfellow Henry W. Longfellow Contents Introductory Note Introduction The Peace-Pipe The Four Winds Hiawatha's Childhood Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis Hiawatha's Fasting…

The Song of Hiawatha: Introductory Note

Introduction 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…

The Song of Hiawatha: The Death of Kwasind

The Hunting of Pau-Puk-Keewis The Ghosts The Death of Kwasind Far and wide among the nations Spread the name and fame of Kwasind; No man dared to strive with Kwasind, No man could…

The Song of Hiawatha: Picture-Writing

Blessing the Cornfields Hiawatha's Lamentation Picture-Writing In those days said Hiawatha, "Lo! how all things fade and perish! From the memory of the old men Pass away the great…

The Song of Hiawatha: The Famine

The Ghosts The White Man's Foot The Famine Oh the long and dreary Winter! Oh the cold and cruel Winter! Ever thicker, thicker, thicker Froze the ice on lake and river, Ever deeper,…

The Song of Hiawatha: Hiawatha's Friends

Hiawatha's Fasting Hiawatha's Sailing Hiawatha's Friends Two good friends had Hiawatha, Singled out from all the others, Bound to him in closest union, And to whom he gave the…

The Song of Hiawatha: Hiawatha's Sailing

Hiawatha's Friends Hiawatha's Fishing Hiawatha's Sailing "Give me of your bark, O Birch-tree! Of your yellow bark, O Birch-tree! Growing by the rushing river, Tall and stately in…