Harriet Maxwell was born in Elmira, New York. She married Frank Converse, and the couple settled in New York City around 1866. Converse, a critically well-received poet, became increasingly interested in the Iroquois people of the Six Nations in upstate New York. She was adopted by the Snipe Clan of the Seneca nation, and later confirmed as a Seneca chief, the first white woman to hold that position.
- Sheaves: A collection of poems. New York: Putnam, 1882.
- The Ho-de'-no-sau-nee: The Confederacy of the Iroquois (the Six Nations): A poem. New York & London: Putnam, 1884.
- A Seneca Indian Legend. Chicago: R. Sonneschein, 1896.
- Myths and Legends of the New York State Iroquois (essays, edited by Arthur Caswell Parker). Albany: University of the State of New York, 1908.
- Longhouse Winter: Iroquois transformation tales. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1972.
- The Iroquois Silver Brooches. Albany, NY: University of the State of New York, 1902.
- ↑ Harriet Maxwell Converse 1836-1903, Poetry Foundation, Web, Aug. 25, 2012.
- ↑ Harriet Maxwell Converse, New York State Literary Tree, New York State Council on the Arts. Web, Aug. 25, 2012.
- ↑ Sheaves: a collection of poems (1882), Internet Archive, Web, Aug. 25, 2012.
- ↑ The Ho-de'-no-sau-nee: the Confederacy of the Iroquois (the Six Nations): A poem, Internet Archive. Web, July 24, 2013.
- ↑ Myths and legends of the New York state Iroquois (1908), Internet Archive, Web, Aug. 25, 2012.
- ↑ Search results = au:Harriet Maxwell Converse, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, July 24, 2013.
- "The Thanksgivings" (translation)
- Harriet Maxwell Converse 1836-1903 at the Poetry Foundation
- Poems by Harriet Maxwell Converse at Black Cat Poems (12 poems).
- Harriet Maxwell Converse at the New York State Literary Tree
- The Biography of Harriet Maxwell Converse at PBS.
- Mrs. Harriet Maxwell Converse at Minstrel Banjo.
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