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The Life, Letters, and Speeches of Kah-ge-ga-gah-Bowh, or G. Copway, a chief of the Ojibwa Nation (1850)
17.8 cm x 10.5cm, (7 x 41/8 inches, x, [11]-224 pages, Old reback at some time, full worn leather with leather label on spine with gilt type. Insides with water staining and foxing through out.Signed in pencil by Copway on a free endpaper, as follows, "From George Copway, Ojibway Nation."Condition would be fair.1850 NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN SIGNED LEATHER OJIBWA TRIBEGeorge Copway (1818 – January 1869) was a Mississauga Ojibwa writer, lecturer, and advocate of Native Americans. His Ojibwa name was Kah-Ge-Ga-Gah-Bowh or "Standing Firm" or "He who stands firm".The first edition, as published in New York by S.W. Benedict, New York, the first edition. Copway was born near Trenton, Ontario, into a traditional Ojibwa family who later converted to Methodism. After conversion, he attended the local mission school and eventually became a missionary for the Methodist church.In 1840, he met English woman Elizabeth Howell whose family were farmers in the Toronto area. They married and moved to Minnesota to serve as missionaries. The couple later returned to Canada where Copway served as a missionary for the Saugeen and Rice Lake Bands of the Ojibwa. In 1846, he was accused and convicted of embezzlement and was defrocked by the Methodists.He then left Canada for New York City and wrote The Life, History and Travels of Kah-ge-ga-gah-Bowh (1847), the first published book by a First Nations person.In 1851, he started his own weekly newspaper in New York City titled Copway's American Indian which ran for approximately three months. He died in Oka, Quebec.
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