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    Sioux Lyrical Poem Autograph Document Transcribed and Signed by Eli Whitney Blake, Jr., Circa 1872. One page, 4" x 6.25". Eli Whitney Blake, Jr. was the great-nephew of the famous inventor of the cotton gin. He has addressed the poem to "My dear Miss Bridgham - Here is the Sioux lyrical gem". Then follows the text of the poem written in the Sioux language with the literal English translation written above each Sioux word. Blake then translates the poem into more free verse as follows: "Forth Red Eagle hunting fares/ Arrows in his hand he bears/ Fresh and strong his horse today/ Game in plenty he will stay!". Blake also includes a phonetic key for several of the Sioux letter sounds. Blake signs in full "Eli Whitney Blake, Jr." and provides a partial date of "November 10". The paper has some trivial toning at the edges and there is a horizontal fold crease through the center of the poem, else it is in fine condition.

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