Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Contents

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The Garden of the Mind

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pp. 1-44

In 1854, a young Cherokee at the Cherokee nation’s Female Seminary wrote a poem to introduce a newspaper of student writings in Cherokee (written in the Cherokee writing system recently invented by Sequoyah) and in English, signing herself as “Corrinne.” Corrinne’s invitation to what she calls “the garden of the mind” can also introduce...

Poems

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pp. 45-222

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Boarding School Poems

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pp. 223-390

A Munsee Delaware, Adin C. Gibbs was born in Pennsylvania, where he worked as a clothier until 1818, when he left for the Cornwall Foreign Mission School in Connecticut. Gibbs’s classmates at the Cornwall School came from many countries and included John Ridge (father of John Rollin Ridge, whose poetry appears in this volume) and Israel Folsom (whose poetry also appears in this volume). Gibbs’s poem about the Cornwall...

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Notable False Attributions

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pp. 391-396

This appendix lists items identified as poems by American Indians that are not actually poems by American Indians. In their invaluable biobibliography (1981, 1985, and online at the American Native Press Archive) Daniel F. Littlefield and James W. Parins choose to list songs as poems, a legitimate choice, though not a choice adopted for this volume, because this volume serves a more poetry-specific purpose. In this list of notable...

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Bibliography of Poems by American Indians to 1930

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pp. 397-416

This bibliography includes all known poems by American Indians through 1930. Poems not included in this volume are marked with a diamond (◊), except in the case of the collections of poems by Bush-Banks, Hen-toh, Posey, Ridge, Riggs, and Schoolcraft. This volume provides only a selection of the poems from those collections. For each poet, poems are listed in chronological order, except that reprints are listed after the...

Textual Notes

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pp. 417-424

Works Cited

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pp. 425-432

Index

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pp. 433-436

Acknowledgments

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pp. 437-438