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JONES, Rev. Peter (Kahkewaquonaby) [1802-1856]
Life and Journals of Kah-Ke-Wa-Quo-Na-By (Rev. Peter Jones )
Anson Green, Toronto 1860 - 424 pages, 4 3/4" x 7 3/4". Marbleed covers with leather trim and spine, marbled end papers. Frontispiece of Jones. xLibrary, "Tyngsborough-Dunstable Historical Society" Stamps on title page and front loose endpaper and joint starting. Wear and bumping to covers. Some very minor discoloration and sporadic foxing. Good condition in nice period half leather bindings. PETER JONES (1802-1856) was a mixed-blood Missisauga chief, missionary, author and an educator.Jones's father was a Welsh surveyor in northern Canada and his mother was the daughter of the chief of the Mississauga tribe of the Ojibways. He grew up primarily with his mother, as his father traveled much of the time for his work, and at the age of 21 he converted to Christianity, becoming a missionary to the Ojibways. These are the first journals kept by a Canadian native. He became the first native missionary to the Ojibwa, and, with his brother John, was the first translator of books of the Bible into Ojibwa and Chippewa. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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