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Smith, Donald B
Mississauga portraits : Ojibwe voices from nineteenth-century Canada / Donald B. Smith
Alternate Title Ojibwe voices from nineteenth-century Canada
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Toronto : Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2013]
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 3rd Floor  E99.M68 S65 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Missisauga Indians -- Biography
Missisauga Indians -- History -- 19th century
Methodists -- Ontario -- Biography
Methodists -- Ontario -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description xxxiv, 457 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Note Sequel to: Sacred feathers
Includes bibliographical references (pages [405]-443) and index
The word "Mississauga" is the name British Canadian settlers used for the Ojibwe on the north of Lake Ontario, now the most urbanized region in what is now Canada. The Ojibwe of this area in the early and mid-nineteenth century lived through a time of considerable threat to the survival of the First Nations, as they lost much of their autonomy, and almost all of their traditional territory. Donald B. Smith's Mississauga Portraits recreates the lives of eight Ojibwe who lived during this period, all of whom are historically important and interesting figures, and seven of whom have never before received full biographical treatment. Each portrait is based on research drawn from an extensive collection of writings and recorded speeches by southern Ontario Ojibwe themselves, along with secondary sources. These documents, uncovered over the 40 years that Smith has spent researching and writing about the Ojibwe, represent the richest source of personal First Nations writing in Canada from the mid-nineteenth century
Contents Peter Jones (1802-1856) and Canada West, Spring 1856 -- Credit Head Chief: Joseph Sawyer or The Sloping Sky (about 1784-1863) -- Upright Woman: Catharine Sunegoo or Nahnebahnwequay, "Nahnee" (1824-1865) -- The Outsider: Peter Jacobs or Pahtahsega (about 1810-1890) -- International Entrepreneur: Maungwudaus or George Henry (about 1805-after 1877) -- Literary Celebrity: George Copway or Kahgegagahbowh (1818-1869) -- Warrior Preacher: John Sunday or Shawundais (about 1796-1875) -- A Missionary Family: Henry Steinhauer or Shahwahnegezhik (about 1817-1884), and sons Egerton Ryerson Steinhauer (1858-1932), and Robert Steinhauer (1861-1941) -- Conclusion and Epilogue

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