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A.Number 151, Extra (U)Issued QuarterlyApril, 1902aniiaA DRAMATIZATIONLONGFELLOW’SSONG OFHIAWATHAFOR SCHOOL AND HOMETHEATRICALSFLORENCE HOLBROOKHOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & COMPANYBOSTON, NEW YORK, AND CHICAGO(tffocr'Giibt’ pix?, CambrigeEntered at the Poet Office, Boston, Maes., as second-class matterr-rrj rJJ, iijLLLVV. \ .1 LLLLU,V U .\1 v/ntutim Mint: rr/s/st'ssrx*iwwimim vuuiutritrmrmrinSingle Numbers FIFTEEN CENTS NumbersTHIRTY CENTS Numbers FORTY-FIVE CENTSJQuadruple Numbers FIFTY CENTSQuintuple Numbers SIXTY CENTS.

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KABAOOSA AS HIAWATHA

t!l\)t iStfacrstQc Literature SeriesA DRAMATIZATION OF/LONGFELLOW’SSONG OF HIAWATHAIN NINE SCENES FOR SCHOOL ANDHOME THEATRICALSBYFLORENCE HOLBROOKHOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANYBoston: 4 Park Street; New York : 85 Fifth AvenueChicago: 378-388 Wabash Avenueiftitontfi&eCambribjjc

.THE U8RARY OFCOf'KBRESSjTwo Conte ReceivedwSCP.1902omt wrmv0». .is .tfo't8XX«I Ho.COW 3.Copyright,1902,By HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO.All rights reserved.The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., U. S. A.Electrotyped and Printed by H. 0. Houghton & Company.

PREFATORY NOTE.This arrangement of The Song of Hiawatha hasbeen prepared with special reference to its presentationas a play by school-children. It has already been suc cessfully given in Chicago ; and it is thought that itwill make an appeal to both teachers and children allover the country, wherever the poem itself is knownand loved. In the nature of the case it has been foundnecessary to take some liberties with Longfellow’stext, but these have been mainly in the way of a re arrangement of matter and such changes as are in volved in turning the third person into the first, andmaking Hiawatha or Mudjekeewis tell his own story.It is evident that the play could not be fitted for theprofessional stage without very extensive departuresfrom the original text, and no attempt has been madein this direction, but the editor and the publishers be lieve that the present arrangement is well suited tothe use of amateurs.

CONTENTSPAGEList of Characters, etc.5SceneSceneI. The Peace-Pipe SceneIII. Hiawatha’s Childhood .SceneIV. Hiawatha’s HuntingSceneSceneScene9.II. Mudjekeewis V. The Advice of NokomisVI. Hiawatha’s Wooing. ». 14 11 1820 .22VII. The Wedding Feast and the Picture-Writing.27Scene VIII.SceneThe Famine.33IX. ndices.The Death of Minnehaha.Music by C. C. ConverseIndian Wearing Apparel and UtensilsPronouncing Vocabulary.424753

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONSPAGEKabaoosa as Hiawatha.Frontispiece14Old Nokomis with the Little Hiawatha.Minnehaha and HiawathaIndian Wearing Apparel48.Indian Utensils.22.49-52Note.—The first three illustrations are from photographs of the Indian play ofHiawatha as given annually by the Ojibways at Desbarats, Ontario, and are usedby permission of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The figures of wearingapparel and utensils are from Mr. Frederic Remington’s drawings for the HolidayEdition of The Song of Hiawatha.

THE SONG OF HIAWATHA.ARRANGED FOR DRAMATIC REPRESENTATION.CHARACTERS.Hiawatha.Mudjekeewis, the West-Wind, Father of Hiawatha.I a GOO, the Great Boaster.Pau-Puk-Keewis, the Merry Mischief-MakerChibiabos, the Musician.The Arrow-Maker, Father of Minnehaha.The Priest, a White Man.A Youth.Minnehaha.Nokomis, Hiawatha’s Grandmother.Famine.Fever.Warriors and Women.Note. —The part of Hiawatha should be played by three per sons, — one to represent him as a child in Scene III, another as aboy in Scene IV, and the third as a man in the remaining scenes.As the part is a long one, it is best, when young children are theactors, to divide it still further, having, perhaps, a different childfor each scene, and if thought best, the same plan may be fol lowed in the cases of Minnehaha and Nokomis. Care should betaken, however, to have the costumes identical when this isdone.COSTUMES.The men wear long, close-fitting trousers, and doublets reach ing to within four inches of the knee ; the women wear longer

6LONGFELLOW.skirts ; and the child Hiawatha dresses like the men. All wearmoccasins. All the garments, including the moccasins, can bemade of khaki, canton flannel, or denim. The costumes aretrimmed with beads and fringes, and bead necklaces are worn.Cranberries make an effective necklace. Belts may be trimmedwith beads. The men wear feathers in the hair. These may befastened on a band of cloth worn about the head. The leadingwarriors wear the long head-dresses reaching to the knee orankle. Faces should be painted with “ Indian ” grease paint,which can be obtained from costumers and druggists. Lighthair should be covered with black wigs. Bows and arrows,quivers, tomahawks, and war-clubs should be provided.Hints as to costumes and properties may be obtained from theillustrations of this book, and attention is called especially tothe figures on pages 48-52, and to the brief account there givenof wearing apparel and utensils.The white priest wears a black cassock. Famine and Feverare shrouded in black and wear masks or dominos.ANALYSIS OF SCENES : PROPERTIES.SCENE I.THE PEACE-PIPE.Scene: A clearing in the forest on the lake shore, with smokerising above trees in background.The Indians assemble at the signal of the Great Spirit — therising smoke — and their enmity towards one another is changedto friendly feelings, in obedience to the words of the Manito’smessenger.SCENE II.MUDJEKEEWIS.Scene: Same as last, but without the smoke.Mudjekeewis, entering with bear skin, tells the other Indiansof his fight with the Great Bear of the mountains.SCENE III.HIAWATHA’S CHILDHOOD.Scene: Similar to last, but with a wigwam at one side.Nokomis sings and tells stories to the little Hiawatha.SCENE IV.Scene : Same as last.HIAWATHA’S HUNTING.

THE SONG OF HIAWATHA.7Old Iagoo presents a bow and quiver full of arrows to the boyHiawatha, who goes into the forest at rear of stage and shootsa deer, which remains behind the scenes.Returning, he tellsIagoo and Nokomis of his prowess, and Iagoo praises him.SCENE V.THE ADVICE OF NOKOMIS'.Scene : Same as last.Nokomis advises Hiawatha to wed a maiden of his own peo ple, but he determines to woo Minnehaha, the daughter of aDacotah arrow-maker.SCENE VI.HIAWATHA’S WOOING.Scene: Another forest clearing, with another wigwam.The arrow-maker and his daughter, Minnehaha, are at workbefore their wigwam, the former making arrows, the latter plait ing a mat, when Hiawatha approaches, bearing presents.Inconversation Hiawatha tells of his life among the Ojibways,while Minnehaha brings from the wigwam bowls of food anddrink, which she offers to Hiawatha and her father ; then he asksfor Minnehaha in marriage, and father and daughter consenting,she accompanies him off the stage.SCENE VII.THE WEDDING FEAST AND THE PICTURE-WRITING.Scene: Same as in Scenes III, IY, and V.The Indians are seated about, eating and drinking, and arewaited upon by Nokomis anddances and Chibiabos sings.Minnehaha.Pau-Puk-KeewisThen Hiawatha explains the art ofpicture-writing, drawing figures with colored chalks on a pieceof birch-bark, and Iagoo, Chibiabos, and four chiefs take part inthe conversation.SCENE VIII.THE FAMINE.Scene : Interior of Hiawatha’s wigwam.Winter.Minnehaha, lying sick upon her bed, is attended by Nokomis.Hiawatha goes out to seek food for his starving wife.Famineand Fever — two horrible shapes draped in black — enter andstand at the head of the bed.returns and mourns for her.Minnehaha dies, and Hiawatha

LONGFELLOW.8SCENEIX.THE WHITEMAN’SFOOTANDHIAWATHA’SDE PARTURE.Scene : Clearing, with Hiawatha’s wigwam.Hiawatha, Iagoo, Nokomis, the white priest, the warriors, andthe women take part.Iagoo, returning from a journey, tells ofseeing the pale-faces and their ship, and Hiawatha relates avision he has had of the “ westward marches of the unknown,crowded nations.”Hiawatha.Then the priest arrives and is welcomed byHiawatha bids farewell to Nokomis and to all hispeople, and takes his departure.

THE SONG OF HIAWATHA.ARRANGED FOR DRAMATICREPRESENTATION.SCENE I.THE PEACE-PIPE.A clearing in the forest by the lake shore.Smoke risingabove the trees in background.First Warrior {entering').Oh, behold it, the Pukwana!Second Warrior {entering).Oh, behold it, the Pukwana!Gitche Manito, the mighty,Calls the tribes of men together.Enter several warriors.Third Warrior.Oh, behold it, the Pukwana!By this signal from afar off,Bending like a wand of willow,Waving like a hand that beckons,Gitche Manito, the mighty,Calls the tribes of men together,Calls the warriors to his council.\ The Indians walk about and gaze angrily atone another, brandishing their weapons. En ter a handsome youth without weapons.

10LONGFELLOW.YouthListen !(raising his hand).Manito has sent me,Gitche Manito, the mighty;Listen to his words of wisdom.[The Indians lower their weapons and listen.Listen to the words of warningFrom the lips of the Great Spirit,From the Master of Life who sent me.“ I have given you lands to hunt in,I have given you streams to fish in,I have given you bear and bison,I have given you roe and reindeer,I have given you brant and beaver,Filled the marshes full of wild-fowl,Filled the rivers full of fishes ;Why, then, are you not contented ?Why, then, will you hunt each other ?I am weary of your quarrels,Weary of your wars and bloodshed,Weary of your prayers for vengeance,Of your wranglings and dissensions ;All your strength is in your union,All your danger is in discord;Therefore be at peace henceforward,And as brothers live together.I will send a prophet to you,A Deliverer of the nations,Who shall guide you and shall teach you,Who shall toil and suffer with you.If you listen to his counsels,You will multiply and prosper;If his warnings pass unheeded,You will fade away and perish!Bury your war-clubs and your weapons,

11THE SONG OF HIAWATHA.Smoke the calumet together,And as brothers live henceforward ! ”[.Indians throw down their weapons, and the Youthlights and smokes the Peace-Pipe, which is thenpassed from one to another, each one taking apuff\ till curtain falls.Fourth Warrior.We will listen to your warning,To the words of the Great Spirit,Gitche Manito, the mighty!Fifth Warrior.All our strength is in our union;Let us be at peace henceforward,And as brothers live together!Sixth Warrior.Let us throw away our war-clubs,Smoke the calumet together,And as brothers live henceforward!Youth.Smoke the calumet, the P