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Famous Blackfeet Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Blackfeet poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous blackfeet poems. These examples illustrate what a famous blackfeet poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...ty Mississippi, 
Passed the Mountains of the Prairie, 
Passed the land of Crows and Foxes, 
Passed the dwellings of the Blackfeet, 
Came unto the Rocky Mountains, 
To the kingdom of the West-Wind, 
Where upon the gusty summits
Sat the ancient Mudjekeewis, 
Ruler of the winds of heaven.
Filled with awe was Hiawatha 
At the aspect of his father. 
On the air about him wildly 
Tossed and streamed his cloudy tresses, 
Gleamed like drifting snow his tresses, 
Glared like Is...Read more of this...

by Lindsay, Vachel
...the spring
Left us long ago,
They gore no more, they bellow no more
They trundle around the hills no more: --
With the Blackfeet lying low,
With the Pawnee lying low,
Lying low....Read more of this...

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...he warriors of the nations, 
Came the Delawares and Mohawks, 
Came the Choctaws and Camanches, 
Came the Shoshonies and Blackfeet, 
Came the Pawnees and Omahas, 
Came the Mandans and Dacotahs, 
Came the Hurons and Ojibways, 
All the warriors drawn together 
By the signal of the Peace-Pipe, 
To the Mountains of the Prairie, 
To the great Red Pipe-stone Quarry,
And they stood there on the meadow, 
With their weapons and their war-gear, 
Painted like the leaves of Autumn, 
Paint...Read more of this...

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth the roar of the Running-Water, or where the Omaha
Calls thee, and leaps through the wild ravine like a brave of the

Hark! what murmurs arise from the heart of those mountainous
Is it the cry of the Foxes and Crows, or the mighty Behemoth,
Who, unharmed, on his tusks once caught the bolts of the thunder,
And now lurks in his lair to destroy the race of the red man?
Far more fatal to thee and thy race than the Crows and the Foxes,
Far more fatal to thee...Read more of this...

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