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"Tecumseh" and Other Stories of the Ohio River Valley by Julia L. Dumont: Of The Ohio River Valley
edited by Sandra Parker
University of Wisconsin Press, 2000
Paper: 978-0-87972-824-3 | Cloth: 978-0-87972-823-6
Library of Congress Classification PS1555.D88A6 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.3

Julia Louisa Corry Dumont (1794–1857) was born in Marietta, Ohio. Heralded in her own day as the “first lady” of the Ohio River Valley, she wrote about the lives of ordinary pioneers and settlers when the area was still known as the West. Her early romantic style was typical of the era, depicting river boatmen and Native Americans like Tecumseh. Her stories represent village life and women’s plight as victims, as in her masterpiece Aunt Hetty.
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