Charles Montgomery Skinner (1852-1907) was an American writer who published myths and legends collection books. His dream was to make American folklore heritage more glorious. Skinner worked in a wide range of genres, he worked as a journalist and a playwright.
The Indian Messiah is a legend story about the nature of Indian superhuman power, who was generally believed to be Hiawatha. People believed that it is him who will destroy white population on the Earth. It was said that his name was practically equal with Christ who had come into the world nineteen hundred years before to save white men, and that now he would save the red men by driving out the whites.