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Song of Hiawatha Part VII: Hiawatha's Sailing

By Henry W. Longfellow

Part VII: Hiawatha's Sailing

  • Hiawatha realizes that he needs a canoe, so he travels into the forest and takes the bark and sap from the trees to make himself one.
  • Apparently, Hiawatha doesn't need paddles for his canoe because the thing will just go in whatever direction he wants it to.
  • At one point, Hiawatha hits a sandbar and asks his buddy Kwasind to get rid of it. Kwasind wastes no time in clearing the waterway.