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The Song of Hiawatha

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The Song of Hiawatha  (1855) 
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

an 1855 epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow based on the legends of the Ojibwe people

THE

SONG OF HIAWATHA.

BY

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW.

BOSTON:
TICKNOR AND FIELDS.
M DCCC LV.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

CAMBRIDGE:

METCALF AND COMPANY, STEREOTYPERS AND PRINTERS.

CONTENTS.



PAGE
Introduction 3
I. The Peace-Pipe 11
II. The Four Winds 20
III. Hiawatha's Childhood 36
IV. Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis 49
V. Hiawatha's Fasting 65
VI. Hiawatha's Friends 80
VII. Hiawatha's Sailing 90
VIII. Hiawatha's Fishing 98
IX. Hiawatha and the Pearl-Feather 111
X. Hiawatha's Wooing 127
XI. Hiawatha's Wedding-Feast 142
XII. The Son of the Evening Star 155
XIII. Blessing the Corn-Fields 175
XIV. Picture-Writing 188
XV. Hiawatha's Lamentation 198
XVI. Pau-Puk-Keewis 210
XVII. The Hunting of Pau-Puk Keewis 224
XVIII. The Death of Kwasind 243
XIX. The Ghosts 250
XX. The Famine 262
XXI. The White Man's Foot 272
XXII. Hiawatha's Departure 284

Notes 297



This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.