From June 17, 2016

Gitche Gumee Sunsets

Longfellow’s epic poem, “Song of Hiawatha,” contains these lines: On the shores of Gitche Gumee, Of the shining Big-Sea-Water, Stood Nokomis, the old woman, Pointing with her finger westward, O’er the water pointing westward, To the purple clouds of sunset. Fiercely the red sun descending Burned his way along the heavens, Set the sky on …

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