ALN8BAL8MO: A Native Voice

He Comes Flying

Joseph Bruchac


Bruchac, Joseph. “ALN8BAL8MO: A Native Voice: He Comes Flying.” New York Folklore, vol. 39:3-4, 2013. pp. 41-42.


Have you ever heard of Peter Paul Wz8khalain? Probably not. But over the last several years, as I’ve become more familiar with his life story, the journeys he took, and the work he did during that complex span of some 90 years, I’ve come to consider him one of indigenous America’s most fascinating early writers and publishers. He also was a true Native son of New York State, born in the Adirondacks on the Raquette River around 1800.

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