The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky

The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky

The Writings of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft

Book - 2007
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Brings to the public for the first time the complete writings of the first-known American Indian literary writer, Jane Johnston Schoolcraft or Bamewawagezhikaquay, Woman of the Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky. Beginning as early as 1815, Schoolcraft wrote poems and traditional stories while also translating songs and other Ojibwe texts into English. Her stories were published in adapted, unattributed versions by her husband, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, and they became a key source for Longfellow's sensationally popular The Song of Hiawatha. What little has been known about Schoolcraft's writing and life only scratches the surface of her legacy. Most of the works have been edited from manuscripts and appear in print here for the first time. The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky presents a collection of all Schoolcraft's known writings along with a cultural and biographical history.
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9780812239812
Branch Call Number: 818.309 Schoolcr 06/2007
Characteristics: xv, 292 p. :,ill., map, music ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Parker, Robert Dale 1953-


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