TITLE

Hiawatha

AUTHOR(S)
Issitt, Micah L.
PUB. DATE
August 2017
SOURCE
Hiawatha;8/1/2017, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Biography
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
Background information on the Iroquoius leader Hiawatha is presented. The author reviews how Hiawatha helped craft a peace treaty among Native North American peoples during the sixteenth century. He is perhaps best known from the poem "The Song of Hiawatha," written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1855. Most modern historians believe that Hiawatha is an amalgamation of several Iroquois leaders involved in the foundation of the Iroquois Confederacy between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. There are various versions of the Hiawatha legend, each differing in the description of Hiawatha's role and background. United States.
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21745585

 

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