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Ogimawkwe Mitigwaki (Queen of the Woods)
by Simon Pokagon
foreword by Philip J. Deloria
contributions by John N. Low, Margaret Noodin and Kiara M. Vigil
Michigan State University Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-1-60917-217-6 | Paper: 978-0-87013-987-1
Library of Congress Classification E99.P8P65 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 977.00497316

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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 past 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.


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