Put and Take (1921)

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The Red Moon

Sheet music from The Red Moon, 1909

 Bob Cole (Book, Lyrics)
J. Rosamond Johnson

3 – 29 May, 1909

            Minnehaha, a half-African American and half-Native Ameircan woman lives in Virginia with her African American mother Lucretia Martin, “the old chief’s wife.” Having just graduated from Swampton, an industrial education institution, Minnehaha is kidnapped by her father Chief Lowdog and Red Feather, who take her back to the reservation in the West. On the reservation Minnehaha becomes an object of affection for Red Feather, but she eventually wants to leave the reservation.

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