I am not intentionally posting poems this week with First Nations themes, but my current various investigations tend to lead me this direction unexpectedly. We had Martha Craig listed as the author of The Gardens of Canada, a description of homes in the Burlington, Ontario, area. There was mention of Legends of the North Land, but I had not previously located a copy. It was uploaded to archives.org this past February, so now we can see what an interesting little chapbook it is… In it, Martha Craig calls herself “Princess Ye-Wa-Ga-No-Nee”; I would truly love to know more of her biography…

Craig, Martha (“Princess Ye-Wa-Ga-No-Nee”). “The North-Land.” Legends of the North Land. [1910?]. 21-23.


The North-Land