History of the Ojebway Indians; with Especial Reference to their Conversion to Christianity, With a Brief Memoir of the Writer. NATIVE AMERICANS, Rev. Peter Jones, Rev. G. Osborn.
History of the Ojebway Indians; with Especial Reference to their Conversion to Christianity, With a Brief Memoir of the Writer

History of the Ojebway Indians; with Especial Reference to their Conversion to Christianity, With a Brief Memoir of the Writer

London: A.W. Bennett, 1861.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. pp. viii, 278, [2] (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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