- the central figure of The Song of Hiawatha (1855), a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: named after a legendary Indian chief, fl. c1570.
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Longfellow, author of the poem “The Song of Hiawatha,” about an Indian hero, likely met Isaac Pharaoh there.The House that Slavery Built
July 16, 2013
This story gives a portrayal of the noblest of Indians—Hiawatha.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
Hiawatha went all the way to Dakota to see the famous arrow maker.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
For three successive days she had found to her great delight Longfellow's "Hiawatha."We Two
That's the name of the girl that Hiawatha loved, in the poem.A Campfire Girl's First Council Fire
Jane L. Stewart
There was really no such legend of Hiawatha as that which the poet has immortalized.The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)
- a 16th-century Onondaga Indian chief: credited with the organization of the Five Nations
An actual Native American chief of the sixteenth century. In legends, he is the husband of Minnehaha. He urged peace between his people and the European settlers.