"Dead He Lay There In The Sunset"
This is an original 1910 color print of an illustration by Maria Louise Kirk (1860-1938) that portrays the legendary Onondaga or Mohawk Indian leader Hiawatha, (Ayenwatha, Aiionwatha, Haien'wa'tha),standing over the body of Mondamin, "the friend of man", after Hiawatha wrestled him to death according to the epic poem entitled "The Song of Hiawatha" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).
This 103+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Small crease - bottom margin. Some light surface rub.
Period Paper is pleased to present a portfolio of color prints by illustrator Maria Louise Kirk (1860-1938) that portray scenes from the epic poem entitled, "The Song of Hiawatha" by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). To continue appreciating the culture and tradition of Native American folklore, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!
This piece was illustrated by Kirk, Maria Louise. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Mythology, Folklore, Five Nations Peoples, Native American, Iroquois Confederacy