"By the shores of Gitche Gumee,
By the Shining Big-Sea-Water
Stood the wigwam of Nokomis
Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis.
Dark behind it rose the forest,
Rose the black and gloomy pine trees
Rose the firs with cones upon them;
Bright before it beat the water
beat the clear and sunny water,
Beat the shining Big-Sea-Water.