The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky
The Writings of Jane Johnston SchoolcraftBook - 2007
From publisher's description: "Introducing a dramatic new chapter to American Indian literary history, this book brings to the public for the first time the complete writings of the first known American Indian literary writer, Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (her English name) or Bamewawagezhikaquay (her Ojibwe name), Woman of the Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky (1800-1842). 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, a founding figure in American anthropology and folklore, and they became a key source for Longfellow's sensationally popular The Song of Hiawatha."
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2007
Characteristics: xv, 292 p. : ill., map, music ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Writings of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft