ISBN-10:
0870139878
ISBN-13:
9780870139871
Pub. Date:
01/01/2011
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
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Overview

Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki

Simon Pokagon, the son of tribal patriarch Leopold Pokagon, was a talented writer, advocate for the Pokagon Potawatomi community, and tireless self-promoter.
     In 1899, shorty after his death, Pokagon's novel Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki (Queen of the Woods)—only the second ever published by an American Indian—appeared. It was intended to be a testimonial to the traditions, stability, and continuity of the Potawatomi in a rapidly changing world. Read today, Queen of the Woods is evidence of the author's desire to mark the cultural, political, and social landscapes with a memorial to the past and a monument to a future that included the Pokagon Potawatomi as distinct and honored people.
     This new edition offers a reprint of the original 1899 novel with the author's introduction to the language and culture of his people. In addition, new accompanying materials add context through a cultural biography, literary historical analysis, and linguistic considerations of the unusual text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870139871
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: American Indian Studies
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword to the Current Edition, by Philip J. Deloria....................vii
The Architecture of Simon Pokagon—In Text and on Display, by John N. Low....................1
Turn of the Century Indian Intellectualism: Language and Literacy in Simon Pokagon's Queen of the Woods, by Kiara M. Vigil....................31
Reading Queen of the Woods Today, by Margaret Noori....................57
A Brief Sketch of Chief Simon Pokagon's Life....................77
The Algonquin Language....................83
Editorial Note....................93
Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki/Queen of the Woods....................97
APPENDIX 1. Pokagon's Address at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893....................191
APPENDIX 2. Pokagon's Address at the Gem Opera House at Liberty, Indiana, January 7, 1898....................207
Selected Bibliography....................211

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