Charles Montgomery Skinner was an American writer, editor, dramatic and art critic, mostly known as a collector and rewriter of North American folklore. He published collections of myths, legends, histories and oral narrative found inside the United States and across the world. The writer’s task Skinner identified in saving the folk traditions endangered by the age of America’s progress. “The Obstinacy Of Saint Clair” is a short story, entered in the collection “Myth and legend of our own land”. The action takes place in time of the American Revolutionary War and depicted the opposition of white and red men. The subjective drama of young lady Louisa, who feels in love with the Indian Chief named Thayendanegea, and her father General Arthur St. Clair, who intends to settle his daughter to major Hamtramck, unfolds against the historical events. The short story demonstrates, how the obstinacy of General St. Clair thwarted the happiness of the four people and precipitated a war. Start your familiar with American history and culture through the Skinner’ collection “Myth and legends of our own land”!