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Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki (Queen of the Woods)
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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 pas 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.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-v
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  1. Foreword to the Current Edition
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. The Architecture of Simon Pokagon: In Text and on Display
  2. pp. 1-30
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  1. Turn of the Century Indian Intellectualism: Language and Literacy in Simon Pokagon's "Queen of the Woods"
  2. pp. 31-56
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  1. Reading Queen of the Woods Today
  2. pp. 57-76
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  1. A Brief Sketch of Chief Simon Pokagon’s Life
  2. pp. 77-82
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  1. The Algonquin Language
  2. pp. 83-92
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  1. Editorial Note
  2. pp. 93-96
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  1. Queen of the Woods: Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki
  2. pp. 97-98
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  1. Chapter 1
  2. pp. 99-104
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  1. Chapter 2
  2. pp. 105-111
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  1. Chapter 3
  2. pp. 113-119
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  1. Chapter 4
  2. pp. 121-128
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  1. Chapter 5
  2. pp. 129-137
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  1. Chapter 6
  2. pp. 139-146
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  1. Chapter 7
  2. pp. 147-158
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  1. Chapter 8
  2. pp. 159-165
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  1. Chapter 9
  2. pp. 167-170
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  1. Chapter 10
  2. pp. 171-178
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  1. Chapter 11
  2. pp. 179-184
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  1. Chapter 12
  2. pp. 185-190
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  1. Appendix 1: Pokagon's Address at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
  2. pp. 191-205
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  1. Appendix 2: Pokagon's Address at the Cem Opera House at Liberty, Indiana, January 7, 1898
  2. pp. 207-210
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 211-215
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