What is the song of hiawatha about

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The Song of Hiawatha Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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"Hiawatha's Childhood" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (read by Tom O'Bedlam)

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The Song of Hiawatha

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He had not been able to finish it before yesterday, he admitted, but then he knew that a book by Longfellow one could dip into whenever one wanted. No need to rush the reading experience: "I have always one foremost satisfaction in reading your books that I am safe—I am in variously skilful hands but first of all they are safe hands. Emerson claimed he had enjoyed the book his friend Franklin Sanborn had so kindly delivered to him. It is useful to remember that Emerson, the icon of anti-establishment thought in mid-nineteenth century America, found The Song of Hiawatha, now regarded as the epitome of nineteenth-century conventionality and sentimentalism and as a covert endorsement of Native American removal, too provocative because apparently too sympathetically "Indian. In October , when he had just begun his appointment as the new Professor of Modern Languages at Harvard University , he witnessed a gathering of a dozen Sauk and Fox Indians, who had come to Boston to attend a peace conference. They visited City Hall, performed some war dances on the Common, and then went to see a performance by Edwin Forrest at the Tremont Temple, where they unsettled the audience by letting out a war whoop when one of the characters fell dying. The Fox and Sauk impressed Longfellow: "one carries a great war-club, and wears horns on his head," he told his sister-in-law back in Portland, "another has his face painted like a gridiron, all in bars: —another is all red, like a lobster; and another black and blue, in great daubs of paint, laid on not sparingly" Letters

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Hiawatha was read to me before I could read. Hiawatha is a prophet, warrior, and peacemaker. In his spare time, he — accidentally, but most conveniently — discovers corn. On a different day, he invents the written word. The Song of Hiawatha is the kind of book I would have liked to write when I was a child and would like to be able to write now. Henry Longfellow's Hiawatha has nothing much to do with the Iroquois leader of the same name.


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