Category Archives: The Red Man

Charles Waterman

Catharine: The Faithful Ojibway: By Charles E. Waterman. “Should you ask me, whence these stories? Whence these legends and traditions, With the odors of the forest, With the dew and damp of meadows, With the curling smoke of wigwams, With … Continue reading

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The Indian, The Man, and The Canon: A close analysis and examination of Elmer Simon’s “The Indian – A Man”

Elmer Simon | The Indian – A Man (Full Text)   Shortly after my first reading of Elmer Simon’s 1896 piece, “The Indian – A Man” (The Red Man), it was clear to me that this was a piece well … Continue reading

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Elmer Simon

Who Is Elmer Simon? The Indian – A Man (Full Text) At the most basic level, Elmer Simon was a Chippewa native American who graduated from the Carlisle Indian School on April 13th, 1896. On a deeper level, however, he … Continue reading

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Delos Lone Wolf (Kiowa)

Biography | Historical and Culture Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading Delos Lone Wolf’s Graduation Speech An oral account of Delos Lone Wolf’s graduation speech can be found in the March 1896 publication of The Red Man.  The entire issue commemorates … Continue reading

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Agnes V. Waite

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Readings The Legend of the Tacquish Arrowhead Springs is the name given to a resort in the mountains just north of San Bernardino, in Southern California. It is named … Continue reading

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Sadie M. Ingalls (Po-Naw-Po-Qua) Sac and Fox

Biography|Historical and Cultural Context|Critical Commentary|Further Reading Why Crows Are Black Once upon a time there lived a crow with some of his friends. Since their provisions were nearly all gone, his friends decided to go out hunting and the crow was obliged … Continue reading

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Emma Newashe (Sac and Fox)

Biography /  Cultural and Historical Context / Close Reading / Further Reading “The Merman’s Prophecy” By Emma Newashe The spring had not arrived in all its splendor, but it’s coming was clearly seen, for the buds on the trees were beginning … Continue reading

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Louis Runnels (Sanpoil)

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading The Struggle Against Darkness  

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Cora Elm (Oneida)

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Reading “The Creation of the Earth.” Cora Elm, Oneida. “HERE are some of the old Indians who believe that for a long time the human race lived in the clouds while this … Continue reading

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Caleb Carter (Nez Perce)

Biography | Historical and Cultural Context | Critical Commentary | Further Readings “The Coyote and the Wind” Caleb Carter, Nez Perce The coyote, once upon a time, made himself a dwelling place out of tall bunch grass. It was in … Continue reading

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