London, 1861. vi,,278pp. plus ads and fifteen plates. Original cloth, neatly laid down, spine gilt. Minor scattered soiling and foxing. Good. First edition. Jones was raised by his Ojibway mother, living the first fourteen years of his life among the Ojibway tribe in Burlington Heights, Canada. In his early teens he joined his Welsch father in a Christian settlement where he learned English. He soon converted to Methodism, becoming a preacher and serving as a liaison between the native and European communities. His narrative discusses the cultural identity and traditions of the Ojibway tribe, and their conversion to Christianity. With a chapter on Indian languages. SABIN 36590. HOWES J238. TPL 4070. PILLING ALGONQUIN, p.267. (Inventory #: WRCAM50764)
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