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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Material presented here is drawn primarily from Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's 1839 edition of Algic Researches—a rare, yet often cited publication. However, stories from two later Schoolcraft collections, Oneota and The Myth of Hiawatha, are also included in an appendix. Thus, a representative view of the entire body of Schoolcraft's published Indian legends is available in a single volume.

     With a new forward by Phillip P. Mason, this book is designed to reacquaint America with one of its often-neglected geniuses. It is apparent when studying Schoolcraft's writing that he was clearly one of the first European Americans to recognize the merit and value of the Native American heritage as expressed in oral tradition.

     Critics have been divided in their assessment of Schoolcraft's contribution to the collection and preservation of Native American lore. The tide of interpretation has seen Schoolcraft's work achieve an initial popularity, only to be rejected by members of the 1920s intelligentsia, the same individuals who critically embraced (and seldom properly attributed) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's adaptations of Schoolcraft's work. However, Schoolcraft received renewed attention, first in the 1950s, when Williams undertook to collect and edit the original volumes, and again today when the value and validity of the Native American oral tradition has, once again, been "discovered."

Synopsis:

With a new forward by Phillip P. Mason, this book is designed to reacquaint America with one of its often-neglected geniuses. It is apparent when studying Schoolcraft's writing that he was clearly one of the first European Americans to recognize the merit and value of the Native American heritage as expressed in oral tradition.

 

Synopsis:

Schoolcraft's Indian Legends is drawn primarily from Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's 1839 edition of Algic Researches — a rare, yet often cited, publication. However, stories from two later Schoolcraft collections, Oneota and The Myth of Hiawatha, are also included in an appendix.<P>With a new foreword by Philip P. Mason, this book is designed to reacquaint America with one of its often-neglected geniuses.

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ISBN:
9780870133015
Editor:
Williams, Mentor L.
Editor:
Mason, Philip P.
Editor:
Williams, Mentor L.
Author:
Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe
Author:
Williams, Mentor L.
Author:
Mason, Philip P.
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Folklore.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Legends.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Michigan State University Schoolcraf
Publication Date:
19911231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
322
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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With a new forward by Phillip P. Mason, this book is designed to reacquaint America with one of its often-neglected geniuses. It is apparent when studying Schoolcraft's writing that he was clearly one of the first European Americans to recognize the merit and value of the Native American heritage as expressed in oral tradition.

 

"Synopsis" by , Schoolcraft's Indian Legends is drawn primarily from Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's 1839 edition of Algic Researches — a rare, yet often cited, publication. However, stories from two later Schoolcraft collections, Oneota and The Myth of Hiawatha, are also included in an appendix.<P>With a new foreword by Philip P. Mason, this book is designed to reacquaint America with one of its often-neglected geniuses.
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