Hobomok and Other Writings on Indians, by Child, Lydia Maria Francis
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- ISBN: 9780813511641 | 081351164X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/1/1986
Hobomok, A Tale of Early Times is the provocative story of an upperclass white woman who marries an Indian chief, has a child, then leaves him-with the child-for another man. This novel, originally published in 1824, is a powerful first among antipatriarchal and antiracist novels in American listerature. In addition, this collection contains seven remarkable short stores; an extract on Indian women from Child's groundbreaking History of the Condition of Women in Various Ages and Nations (1835); a selection from her best-selling volume of journalistic sketches, Letters from New-York (1843); and her eloquent Appeal for Indians (1868). This revised edition of "Hobomok" and Other Writings on Indians includes three new stories-"The Church in the Wilderness," "Willie Wharton." And "The Indians"-As well as explanatory notes and an updated bibliography.