The Song of Hiawatha

Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW (1807 - 1882)

I sing the Song of Hiawatha, Brave of heart and strong of arm. Daughter's son of old Nokomis, Fathered by the harsh West Wind. With its regular, beating rhythm, the Song of Hiawatha has often been parodied, but in truth, it is a powerful, emotional epic; a hero's life, his loves and suffering. The legends and traditions of the North American Indian swirl together through the tale like a mountain stream, tumbling white over the rocks, and caressing the mossy tree roots. (Summary by Peter Yearsley) [introduction by Woodrow Morris]

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Peter Yearsley
00:07:31
Play 01 The Peace-pipe Peter Yearsley
00:07:01
Play 02 The Four Winds Peter Yearsley
00:12:52
Play 03 Hiawatha's Childhood Peter Yearsley
00:10:32
Play 04 Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis Peter Yearsley
00:12:32
Play 05 Hiawatha's Fasting Peter Yearsley
00:12:46
Play 06 Hiawatha's Friends Peter Yearsley
00:07:59
Play 07 Hiawatha's Sailing Peter Yearsley
00:06:26
Play 08 Hiawatha's Fishing Peter Yearsley
00:09:32
Play 09 Hiawatha and the Pearl-Feather Peter Yearsley
00:12:51
Play 10 Hiawatha's Wooing Peter Yearsley
00:12:16
Play 11 Hiawatha's Wedding Feast Peter Yearsley
00:10:06
Play 12 The Son of the Evening Star Peter Yearsley
00:16:33
Play 13 Blessing the Cornfields Peter Yearsley
00:10:36
Play 14 Picture-Writing Peter Yearsley
00:08:03
Play 15 Hiawatha's Lamentation Peter Yearsley
00:09:30
Play 16 Pau_Puk_Keewis Peter Yearsley
00:10:47
Play 17 The Hunting of Pau-Puk-Keewis Peter Yearsley
00:14:58
Play 18 The Death of Kwasind Peter Yearsley
00:05:21
Play 19 The Ghosts Peter Yearsley
00:09:18
Play 20 The Famine Peter Yearsley
00:08:05
Play 21 The White Man's Foot Peter Yearsley
00:09:49
Play 22 Hiawatha's Departure Peter Yearsley
00:10:31