Donald B. Smith
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; First Edition edition (October 1, 1987)
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Sacred Feathers: The Reverend Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby) & the Mississauga Indiansxix, 372 pp. "Peter Jones (January 1, 1802 ? June 29, 1856) used to be an Ojibwa Methodist minister, translator, leader and writer from Burlington Heights, top Canada. His Ojibwa identify used to be Kahkewaquonaby (Gakiiwegwanebi within the Fiero spelling), this means that "[Sacred] Waving Feathers". In Mohawk, he was once known as Desagondensta, that means "he stands humans on their feet". In his adolescence his band of Mississaugas have been at the verge of destruction. As a preacher and a chieftain, as a job version and as a liaison to governments, his management helped his humans live to tell the tale touch with Europeans. Jones was once raised by means of his mom Tuhbenahneequay within the conventional tradition and faith of the Mississauga Ojibwas till the age of 14. After that, he went to stay together with his father Augustus Jones, a Welsh-born United Empire Loyalist. There he learnt the customs and language of the white Christian settlers of higher Canada and used to be taught the way to farm. Jones switched over to Methodism at age 21 after attending a camp-meeting along with his part sister. Methodist leaders in top Canada known his strength as a bridge among the white and Indian groups and recruited him as a preacher. As a bilingual and bicultural preacher, he enabled the Methodists to make major inroads with the Mississaugas and Iroquois of higher Canada, either via translating hymns and biblical texts in Ojibwe and Mohawk and by way of preaching to Indians who didn't comprehend English. past his preaching to the Indians of higher Canada, he was once an exceptional fundraiser for the Canadian Methodists, and toured the USA and nice Britain giving sermons and speeches. Jones drew audiences of hundreds of thousands, filling a few of the constructions he spoke in, yet got here to resent the position, believing the audiences got here to determine Kahkewaquonaby, the unique Indian, now not Peter Jones, the great Christian he had labored so difficult to develop into. Jones was once additionally a polit...