The Song of Hiawatha by Henry W. Longfellow

Vocabulary

  • Adjidau'mo, the red squirrel
  • Ahdeek', the reindeer
  • Ahmeek', the beaver
  • Annemee'kee, the thunder
  • Apuk'wa. a bulrush
  • Baim-wa'wa, the sound of the thunder
  • Bemah'gut, the grape-vine
  • Chemaun', a birch canoe
  • Chetowaik', the plover
  • Chibia'bos, a musician; friend of Hiawatha; ruler of the Land of
  • Spirits
  • Dahin'da, the bull frog
  • Dush-kwo-ne'-she or Kwo-ne'-she, the dragon fly
  • Esa, shame upon you
  • Ewa-yea', lullaby
  • Gitche Gu'mee, The Big-Sea-Water, Lake Superior
  • Gitche Man'ito, the Great Spirit, the Master of Life
  • Gushkewau', the darkness
  • Hiawa'tha, the Prophet. the Teacher, son of Mudjekeewis, the
  • West-Wind and Wenonah, daughter of Nokomis
  • Ia'goo, a great boaster and story-teller
  • Inin'ewug, men, or pawns in the Game of the Bowl
  • Ishkoodah', fire, a comet
  • Jee'bi, a ghost, a spirit
  • Joss'akeed, a prophet
  • Kabibonok'ka, the North-Wind
  • Ka'go, do not
  • Kahgahgee', the raven
  • Kaw, no
  • Kaween', no indeed
  • Kayoshk', the sea-gull
  • Kee'go, a fish
  • Keeway'din, the Northwest wind, the Home-wind
  • Kena'beek, a serpent
  • Keneu', the great war-eagle
  • Keno'zha, the pickerel
  • Ko'ko-ko'ho, the owl
  • Kuntasoo', the Game of Plumstones
  • Kwa'sind, the Strong Man
  • Kwo-ne'-she, or Dush-kwo-ne'-she, the dragon-fly
  • Mahnahbe'zee, the swan
  • Mahng, the loon
  • Mahnomo'nee, wild rice
  • Ma'ma, the woodpecker
  • Me'da, a medicine-man
  • Meenah'ga, the blueberry
  • Megissog'won, the great Pearl-Feather, a magician, and the Manito
  • of Wealth
  • Meshinau'wa, a pipe-bearer
  • Minjekah'wun, Hiawatha's mittens
  • Minneha'ha, Laughing Water; wife of Hiawatha; a water-fall in a
  • stream running into the Mississippi between Fort Snelling and the
  • Falls of St. Anthony
  • Minne-wa'wa, a pleasant sound, as of the wind in the trees
  • Mishe-Mo'kwa, the Great Bear
  • Mishe-Nah'ma, the Great Sturgeon
  • Miskodeed', the Spring-Beauty, the Claytonia Virginica
  • Monda'min, Indian corn
  • Moon of Bright Nights, April
  • Moon of Leaves, May
  • Moon of Strawberries, June
  • Moon of the Falling Leaves, September
  • Moon of Snow-shoes, November
  • Mudjekee'wis, the West-Wind; father of Hiawatha
  • Mudway-aush'ka, sound of waves on a shore
  • Mushkoda'sa, the grouse
  • Nah'ma, the sturgeon
  • Nah'ma-wusk, spearmint
  • Na'gow Wudj'oo, the Sand Dunes of Lake Superior
  • Nee-ba-naw'-baigs, water-spirits
  • Nenemoo'sha, sweetheart
  • Nepah'win, sleep
  • Noko'mis, a grandmother, mother of Wenonah
  • No'sa, my father
  • Nush'ka, look! look!
  • Odah'min, the strawberry
  • Okahha'wis, the fresh-water herring
  • Ome'mee, the pigeon
  • Ona'gon, a bowl
  • Opechee', the robin
  • Osse'o, Son of the Evening Star
  • Owais'sa, the blue-bird
  • Oweenee', wife of Osseo
  • Ozawa'beek, a round piece of brass or copper in the Game of the
  • Bowl
  • Pah-puk-kee'na, the grasshopper
  • Pau'guk, death
  • Pau-Puk-Kee'wis, the handsome Yenadizze, the son of Storm Fool
  • Pe'boan, Winter
  • Pem'ican, meat of the deer or buffalo dried and pounded
  • Pezhekee', the bison
  • Pishnekuh', the brant
  • Pone'mah, hereafter
  • Puggawau'gun, a war-club
  • Puk-Wudj'ies, little wild men of the woods; pygmies
  • Sah-sah-je'wun, rapids
  • Segwun', Spring
  • Sha'da, the pelican
  • Shahbo'min, the gooseberry
  • Shah-shah, long ago
  • Shaugoda'ya, a coward
  • Shawgashee', the craw-fish
  • Shawonda'see, the South-Wind
  • Shaw-shaw, the swallow
  • Shesh'ebwug, ducks; pieces in the Game of the Bowl
  • Shin'gebis, the diver, or grebe
  • Showain'neme'shin, pity me
  • Shuh-shuh-gah', the blue heron
  • Soan-ge-ta'ha, strong-hearted
  • Subbeka'she, the spider
  • Sugge'me, the mosquito
  • To'tem, family coat-of-arms
  • Ugh, yes
  • Ugudwash', the sun-fish
  • Unktahee', the God of Water
  • Wabas'so, the rabbit, the North
  • Wabe'no, a magician, a juggler
  • Wabe'no-wusk, yarrow
  • Wa'bun, the East-Wind
  • Wa'bun An'nung, the Star of the East, the Morning Star
  • Wahono'win, a cry of lamentation
  • Wah-wah-tay'see, the fire-fly
  • Waubewy'on, a white skin wrapper
  • Wa'wa, the wild goose
  • Waw-be-wa'wa, the white goose
  • Wawonais'sa, the whippoorwill
  • Way-muk-kwa'na, the caterpillar
  • Weno'nah, the eldest daughter; Hiawatha's mother, daughter of
  • Nokomis
  • Yenadiz'ze, an idler and gambler; an Indian dandy