Indian Children

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.

Hiawatha

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)

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1 Response

  1. Carolyn Ward says:

    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

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