Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Portland, Maine
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Portland, Maine
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Blessing The Cornfields

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Sing, O Song of Hiawatha,
Of the happy days that followed,
In the land of the Ojibways,
In the pleasant land and peaceful!
Sing the mysteries of Mondamin,
Sing the Blessing of the Cornfields!
Buried was the bloody hatchet,
Buried was the dreadful war-club,
Buried were all warlike weapons,
And the war-cry was forgotten.
There was peace among the nations;
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This Creation Legend was given to him by the Ojibwa Midewiwin, religious, Society with a coded message for future Ojibwa People. The entire Legend was not used by Longfellow, and the name of our teacher, Manaboozhoo was changed to his friend, Iroquois leader Hiawatha. The part, he did not use, was given to Henry Rowe Schoolcraft. Fred Jack Amikoonsgiyamanitoumahwhingon Miles Ojibwa Elder
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