London: A.W. Bennett, 1861.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. pp. viii, 278,  (ads), frontis portrait of the author and 15 plates illustrating aspects of Ojibwe life and culture. Rebound in green cloth, gilt title on spine. Edges trimmed, mild spine slant; very good. Jones (1802-1856) was a Mississauga Ojibwe chief and Methodist minister from Upper Canada. As a missionary, he made significant inroads for Methodism by translating hymns and biblical texts into Ojibwe and Mohawk, and because of his ability to communicate with non-English speaking Indians. This work, edited and published posthumously by Jones' wife Eliza, offers a detailed survey of the history, social structure, religious beliefs, ceremonies, language, etc. of the Ojibwe in Canada and the United States. A final chapter offers an assessment of the "present state and future prospects of the North American Indians." Sabin 36590; Howes J-238; Field 797.
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