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Sacred Feathers: The Reverend Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby) and the Mississauga Indians

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Book by Smith, Donald
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published October 1st 1987 by University of Nebraska Press (first published February 14th 1987)
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Don Smith examines the life of Peter Jones,or Sacred Feathers, an Anishnabe man who worked as a Methodist missionary in the early part of the 19th century. This biography was of particular fascination to me because I used to be an archivist for the American Presbyterians and have written and read much about their mission work among the Native Americans. There were some interesting parallels, but what is most astounding to me is that there were so many primary sources, including a diary and numer ...more
Amber Thiessen
The story of Peter Jones, an aboriginal man who brought the Gospel to settlements around the Great Lakes of Canada. He worked hard to ensure land titles for his people, to bring the Gospel and education to the area. His story was one of hardship, as he struggled in uniting different groups of people together; one of leadership, as he led courageously building bridges between the white settlers and his people; and of family, as he married a British woman who came back with him to Canada to help h ...more
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