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The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians

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Published May 12th 2012 (first published 1856)
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Gina
Jan 18, 2016 Gina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I nearly didn't read it at all, because the introduction was so condescending and offensive in its attitude toward the Indians. I decided to go for it anyway, because probably when it got into the actual relating of the oral traditions it would be better. That was mostly true, but still there are probably better sources.

Even reading Annie Miner Peterson's biography, where they included the transcription of an interview of her working with a professor collecting the lore, she gives better contex
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Frederick
Nov 08, 2015 Frederick rated it it was ok
There are a few stories worth reading in this book, but there is more variety in "The Book of Nature Myths", compiled by Florence Holbrook. After a while, this book just became rather repetitive.
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Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (March 28, 1793 – December 10, 1864) was an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his 1832 expedition to the source of the Mississippi River. He is also noted for his major six-volume study of American Indians in the 1850s.

He served as a United States Indian agent for a period beginning in 182
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