Over wide and rushing rivers In his arms he bore the maiden; Light he thought her as a feather, As the plume upon his head-gear...
A statue of Hiawatha carrying Minnehaha over a stream
Why It's Interesting
The poem, "The Song of Hiawatha" was written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Although he writes about the beauty of Minnehaha Falls in this poem, he had never actually been to the falls! He was inspired by photos of them..