Noble Lives of a Noble Race, A Series of Reproductions by the Pupils of St. Mary's, Odanah, Wis.
Minneapolis, MN: Brooks Press, 1909.
Hardcover. Very Good. 283 pp, with frontispiece, illustrations, index. Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering. Slight rubbing to extremities, lowers corner bumped; text clean, binding tight. A compilation of poems, stories, and essays intended to instill pride and a sense of their own history in the Native American students at St. Mary's Industrial School in Odanah, Wisconsin. Well meaning, but sterotypical and romanticized, containing work by Longfellow, Whittier, William Cullen Bryant, etc. Like most Indian schools, this one, founded in 1883, forbade students to speak their native languages or practice traditional tribal religious rituals.