There is so much I want to share with you about Jane Johnston Schoolcraft.
I’ve been re-reading Robert Dale Parker’s “The Sound that Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky.” I loved this poem so I retyped it for you! Written in 1820…
I always wondered if we had a writer hiding somewhere upÂ in the family tree. My aunts write. I write. Now I have learned that a great(x5) aunt, Bamewawagezhikaquay, also known as Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, was a writer too: “the first Native American literary writer, the first known Indian woman writer, the first known Indian poet, the first known poet to write poems in a Native American language, and the first known American Indian to write out traditional Indian stories” (Robert Dale Parker).