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Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947) was a Canadian poet and prose writer. Charles G. D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman and Scott are known as the "Confederation poets." Early in life, he became an accomplished pianist. In 1883, he met Archibald Lampman who introduced him to poetry and prose writing. His best work was inspired by the Canadian wilderness and the native people of North America. He was also deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs from 1913 to 1932. He became a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1899 and served as its president from 1921 to 1922. He was awarded the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1927 for his contributions to Canadian literature. His works include: The Magic House and Other Poems (1893), In the Village of Viger (1896), Labor and the Angel (1898), New World Lyrics and Ballads (1905), Lundy''s Lane and Other Poems (1916) and Beauty and Life (1921).