O-GI-Maw-KW Mit-I-Gwa-KI; (Queen of the Woods)

O-GI-Maw-KW Mit-I-Gwa-KI; (Queen of the Woods) : Also, Brief Sketch of the Algaic Language

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... "ki-tchi pa-ka-ak-weg" (old hens) all calling their broods at the same-time, to partake of their morning meal; but her notes were longer, more varied, and musical. One pigeon after another dropped on the bare spot of ' a-ki' (earth), until they piled on top of each other like starving "amog" (bees) upon a piece of "amo-si-sib'-a-kwat" (honeycomb), all chattering in harmony with her musical voice, creating a novel concert, somewhat like that of unnumbered "o-ma-ka-kig" (frogs) in springtime, in early morning. Still they continued to increase in numbers, pouring in from all directions, filling every bush and tree, and alighting on the ground. Looking up, I saw high above the trees, multitudes falling like meteors from heaven with sky-rocket sound to the earth, until acres were blue with them. At some signal given by the watch-sentinels with a sharp clap of "nin-gwi-gan-og" (the wings), the vast numbers would rise with the roar of "an-a-mi-ke " (thunder) and sweep in circles around us, hiding the sun from view, and continually increasing in numbers. Then with her musical chattering, she would call them back, when they would sweep down like an infant cyclone, covering the ground and trees all about us, frequently lighting on our heads and shoulders. It was a most endearing sight to behold these beautiful flowers of the animal creation in their native state close by, with their brilliant coloring of gold and royal purple intermixed, outrivaling the beauty of the rainbow. I caught a pair of these wonderful birds, but Lonidaw persuaded me to let them goby telling me that if I should do them harm she might lose her power to charm. Disrobing ourselves of the evergreen branches, and...
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827643
  • 9781236827647