Friday, November 12, 2010

Hiawatha's Fishing

The Song of Hiawatha is an 1855 epic poem, in trochaic tetrameter, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, featuring an Indian hero and loosely based on legends and ethnography of the Ojibwe (Chippewa, Anishinaabeg) and other Native American peoples (but not the Iroquois leader). The poem is very much a work of American Romantic literature, not a representation of Native American oral tradition, although Longfellow insisted that it was. The complete work contains 22 chapters. The following video focuses on the 8th chapter which is called Hiawatha's Fishing, a quest to capture "Mishe-Nahma, the King of Fishes."

@ CCPoem's Channel

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