Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices from Nineteenth-Century Canada by Donald B. SmithMississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices from Nineteenth-Century Canada by Donald B. Smith

Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices from Nineteenth-Century Canada

byDonald B. Smith

Paperback | June 14, 2013

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The word "Mississauga" is the name British Canadian settlers used for the Ojibwe on the north of Lake Ontario - now the most urbanized region in what is now Canada. The Ojibwe of this area in the early and mid-nineteenth century lived through a time of considerable threat to the survival of the First Nations, as they lost much of their autonomy, and almost all of their traditional territory.

Donald B. Smith's Mississauga Portraits recreates the lives of eight Ojibwe who lived during this period - all of whom are historically important and interesting figures, and seven of whom have never before received full biographical treatment. Each portrait is based on research drawn from an extensive collection of writings and recorded speeches by southern Ontario Ojibwe themselves, along with secondary sources. These documents - uncovered over the 40 years that Smith has spent researching and writing about the Ojibwe - represent the richest source of personal First Nations writing in Canada from the mid-nineteenth century.

Mississauga Portraits is a sequel to Smith's immensely popular Sacred Feathers, which provided a detailed biography of Mississauga chief and Methodist minister Peter Jones (1802-1856). The first chapter in Mississauga Portraits on Jones tightly links the two books, which together give readers a vivid composite picture of life in mid-nineteenth-century Aboriginal Canada.

Donald B. Smith is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Calgary.
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Title:Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices from Nineteenth-Century CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.95 inPublished:June 14, 2013Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802094279

ISBN - 13:9780802094278

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Table of Contents

Maps and Illustrations

Preface

1. Peter Jones (1802-1856) and Canada West, Spring 1856

2. Credit Head Chief: Joseph Sawyer or The Sloping Sky (about 1784-1863)

3. Upright Woman: Catharine Sunegoo or Nahnebahnwequay, "Nahnee" (1824-1865)

4. The Outsider: Peter Jacobs or Pahtahsega (about 1810-1890)

5. International Entrepreneur: Maungwudaus or George Henry (about 1805-after 1877)

6. Literary Celebrity: George Copway or Kahgegagahbowh (1818-1869)

7. Warrior Preacher: John Sunday or Shawundais (about 1796-1875)

8. A Missionary Family: Henry Steinhauer or Shahwahnegezhik (about 1817-1884), and sons Egerton Ryerson Steinhauer (1858-1932), and Robert Steinhauer (1861-1941)

Conclusion and Epilogue

Abbreviations

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Editorial Reviews

The word "Mississauga" is the name British Canadian settlers used for the Ojibwe on the north of Lake Ontario - now the most urbanized region in what is now Canada. The Ojibwe of this area in the early and mid-nineteenth century lived through a time of considerable threat to the survival of the First Nations, as they lost much of their autonomy, and almost all of their traditional territory.Donald B. Smith's Mississauga Portraits recreates the lives of eight Ojibwe who lived during this period - all of whom are historically important and interesting figures, and seven of whom have never before received full biographical treatment. Each portrait is based on research drawn from an extensive collection of writings and recorded speeches by southern Ontario Ojibwe themselves, along with secondary sources. These documents - uncovered over the 40 years that Smith has spent researching and writing about the Ojibwe - represent the richest source of personal First Nations writing in Canada from the mid-nineteenth century.Mississauga Portraits is a sequel to Smith's immensely popular Sacred Feathers, which provided a detailed biography of Mississauga chief and Methodist minister Peter Jones (1802-1856). The first chapter in Mississauga Portraits on Jones tightly links the two books, which together give readers a vivid composite picture of life in mid-nineteenth-century Aboriginal Canada."I have been eagerly awaiting Mississauga Portraits. This timely and valuable book demonstrates longstanding resistance to injustice which is reflective of modern day issues facing First Nations people, and shines a spotlight on Anishinaabe chiefs, missionaries, women, and entrepreneurs who deserve to be known by every Anishinaabe and every Canadian." - Alan Corbiere, Anishinaabe Historian, M’Chigeeng First Nation