The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - Oonomoo, the Huron

(Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
(Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
Series: Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 48
Beadle's New Dime Novels — no. 213
Subjects / Tags: Adventure stories
Frontier and pioneer life
Gnadenhutten Massacre, Gnadenhutten, Ohio, 1782
Historical fiction
Indians of North America
Miami Indians
Shawnee Indians
Western stories
Wyandot Indians
Authors: Ellis, Edward Sylvester, 1840-1916
Wildfire, Nicodemus, 1840-1916 (pseudonym used by Ellis, Edward Sylvester, 1840-1916) (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
Dates: December 20, 1862 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
January 16, 1883 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
Publishers: Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Company (New York: 118 William St.) -- United States of America
Beadle's New Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York: No. 98 William Street) -- United States of America
OCLC Numbers: 140231020 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
26839324 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
ENGL 330 Spring 2018's Thoughts: "Oonomoo, The Huron opens on Hans Vanderbum, a German married to a Native woman in the forests of Ohio. Vanderbum encounters a Huron Indian, Oonomoo, after his wife told him to stop being lazy (which he is) and go fish. Oonomoo informs Vanderbum of a white woman, Mary Prescott, who has been taken prisoner by the Shawnees. Oonomoo joins with Lieutenant Canfield, her lover, and Cato, a black servant who survived the Shawnee attack, to rescue Mary. Oonomoo first goes off by himself to visit his wife and child hidden in the woods and his good Christian wife inspires him to swear never to take a Shawnee scalp again. Oonomoo returns to Lieutenant Candfield, then meets up with his Miami allies and they go to save Mary Prescott. Mary’s father, Captain Prescott, is then reunited with his daughter. But the Shawnees discover Oonomoo’s secret residence in the woods and after a great battle, both Oonomoo and his wife Fluellina are mortally wounded. Serendipitously, the Christian missionary who introduced Fluellina to Christianity is there and helps them both into death, which Oonomoo and Fluellina face hand in hand while staring at the sky together. Everyone else lives happily ever after and an obelisk is erected in Oonomoo’s honor."--Tracy Osimowicz, undergraduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 330, Spring 2018

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