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The sound the stars make rushing through the sky : the writings of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft

edited by Robert Dale Parker.
  • Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2007.
  • xv, 292 pages : illustrations map, music ; 25 cm.
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  • Introduction : the world and writings of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft
  • To the pine tree on first seeing it on returning from Europe
  • To the miscodeed
  • Lines written at Castle Island, Lake Superior
  • On the Doric Rock, Lake Superior : to a friend
  • "My humble present is a purse"
  • Invocation : to my maternal grand-father on hearing his descent from Chippewa ancestors misrepresented
  • Invocation to my maternal grandfather, Wabojeeg [shorter draft]
  • Invocation to my maternal grandfather, Wabojeeg [longer draft]
  • To a bird, seen under my window in the garden
  • Lines to a friend asleep
  • By an Ojibwa female pen : invitation to sisters to a walk in the garden, after a shower
  • Pensive hours
  • (Pensive lines)
  • contrast, a splenetic effusion : March, 1823-
  • contrast
  • On Henry's birthday
  • Absence
  • Nindahwaymau
  • Neezhicka
  • Neenawbame
  • Ningwisis
  • "Amid the still retreat of elmwood's shade"
  • Resignation [1]
  • Resignation [2]
  • Lines written under affliction
  • Relief
  • metrical Jeu d'esprit, designed as an invitation to a whist party
  • Response
  • Elegy : on the death of my son William Henry, at St. Mary's
  • Sonnet
  • To my ever beloved and lamented son William Henry
  • Sweet Willy
  • Lines written trader severe pain and sickness
  • On leaving my children John and Jane at school, in the Atlantic states, and preparing to return to the interior
  • answer, to a remonstrance on my being melancholy, by a gentleman, who, sometimes had a little pleasing touch of melancholy himself
  • Language divine!
  • "As watchful spirits in the night"
  • On meditation
  • "Welcome, welcome to my arms"
  • psalm, or supplication for mercy, and confession of sin, addressed to the author of life, in the Odjibway-Algonquin tongue
  • On reading Miss Hannah Moore's Christian morals and practical piety : 1816
  • Stanzas
  • "My heart is gone with him afar"
  • Acrostic
  • My ear-rings
  • When the stormy winds do blow, after Thomas Campbell
  • Elegy on the death of my aunt Mrs. Kearny of Kilgobbin Glebe Dublin, Ireland
  • Spirit of peace
  • "Let prayer alone our thoughts engage"
  • origin of the robin
  • Moowis, the Indian coquette
  • Mishosha, or the magician and his daughters : a Chippewa tale or legend
  • forsaken brother : a Chippewa tale
  • Origin of the miscodeed, or the maid of Taquimenon
  • Corn story (or the origin of corn)
  • three cranberries
  • little spirit, or boy-man : an Odjibwa tale
  • Waish-kee, alias Iawba Wadick
  • La Renne
  • Peboan and Seegwun (winter and spring) : a Chippewa allegory
  • O-jib-way maid
  • Song for a lover killed in battle
  • Two songs
  • mother's lament for the absence of a child
  • "Naw! nin daun, nin dau niss ance"
  • "Oh my daughter - my little daughter"
  • "My lover is tall and handsome"
  • "High heav'd my breast"
  • Song of the Okogis, or frog in spring
  • "Kaugig ahnahmeauwin/ever let piety"
  • Character of aboriginal historical tradition : to the editor of the Muzzinyegun
  • Dying speech
  • App. 1. Sources and editorial procedures
  • App. 2. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, "an introduction to the poetry of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft"
  • App. 3. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, "dawn of literary composition by educated natives of the aboriginal tribes"
  • App. 4. Misattributions and potential misattributions
  • App. 5. List of less substantive variants.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-283) and index.
  • Language: Selected writings have Ojibwa original and English translation.
  • Eisenhower copy: Purchased with funds from the Debbie & R. Champlin Sheridan Humanities Fund; FY2007.
  • 9780812239812 (alk. paper)
  • 0812239814 (alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2006052805
  • OCLC: 77333770
  • OCLC: 77333770