Charles Montgomery Skinner (Aug 4, 1844 - Jun 30, 1928) was an American writer who published myths and legends collection books. His dream was to make American folklore heritage more glorious. Skinner’s writings were wide ranging. His career in literature and journalism included editorship of the Brooklyn Eagle. His study of the paper’s famed Walt Whitman appeared in the Atlantic Monthly. He also commented on turn-of-the-century America’s turbulent economy in Workers and the Trusts and American Communes.
Passaconaway's Ride To Heaven is a short story by Charles M. Skinner, included in "Myths and Legends of Our Own Land; Volume 04: Tales of Puritan Land". The story describes last moments of life of Passaconaway, an indian chief, who had proven himself to be wise and powerful. But he was a mere mortal man, and time has come to face the inevitable. His earthly was ends, but what shall the chief meet beyond it?