Item 28651 - The Woman and the Serpent, ca. 1884

Item 28651 - The Woman and the Serpent, ca. 1884
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Item 28651
The Woman and the Serpent, ca. 1884
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The illustration accompanies the legend "Of the Woman who loved a Serpent who lived in a Lake."

The story is in The Algonquin Legends of New England or Myths and Folk Lore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Tribes by Charles G. Leland (1884).

Passamaquoddy Indian Tomah Joseph's drawing were the basis for Leland's illustrations and Joseph also was one of Leland's sources for many of the legends in the book.

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