Originally published in 1925. Hiawatha has long been considered a mere legendary personage, but Hatzan's researches of Indian records and traditions prove him to be a very real and important historical character. Here is also a clear, forceful discussion of the origin of the Indian race, and a history of the Iroquois and other tribes of the Six Nations with a sketch of the life of their leader, Joseph Brant. Chapters on Wampum records and word meanings in Mohawk. A most interesting collection of Indian speeches and poetry is also included, dating from the time of Columbus to the present day (1925) The book contains vintage photographs. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.