The Song of Hiawatha Author:Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Frederick Remington Illustrated Edition. This is a facsimile reprint of a rare 1890 edition. It includes 387 illustrations of Indian artifacts by Frederick Remington. The many illustrations for this unique volume were done by Remington, an artist already renowned for his drawings of things both western and Indian. — The full page photogravure... more »s were designed by Remington to serve directly as accompaniments to the poem, and he followed the poet's lead in using a certain freedom of treatment, so that they corresponded in spirit with the poet's conception, although they do not always depict the actual realities of Indian life as he knew it from his own observations.
The pen and ink drawings which decorate the margins of the text, however, are faithful representations of a large number of actual objects in use among Indians tribes or associated with their life. His larger purpose was to make this a storehouse of information regarding Indian life in its varied design« less