by ANNETTE WYNNE
Where we walk to school each day,
Indian children used to play—
All about our native land,
Where the shops and houses stand.
And the trees were very tall,
And there were no streets at all,
Not a church and not a steeple—
Only woods and Indian people.
From For Days and Days: A Year Round Treasury
of Child Verse by Annette Wynne (1919)
I remember another verse…it goes..
Amd the Wigwams on the ground
And at night the bears prowl around
What a different place today
Where we live and work and play