Native American Authors
Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby Sacred Feathers), 1802-1856
Peter Jones was born at the Head of the Lake (present-day Hamilton, Ontario) in 1802. Jones benefited from two years of schooling in small one-room schools. He learned English and later became a translator. He devoted his life teaching the Ojibwas about Christianity. After his death his wife, Eliza collected his diaries and his notes for a history of the Mississaugas, which formed an invaluable primary source materials for a study of Christian Ojibwas in southern Ontario in mid-nineteenth century. Both his life and Journals (1860) and History of the Ojebway Indians(1861) were published posthumously.
Online resources by or about Peter Jones:
Victoria University Library – Peter Jones Collection
Author: Victoria University Library
Description: Description of the materials held in the Peter Jones Collection at the Victoria University Library. Also includes a biographical sketch of Jones, photo, and information about the Eliza Jones material in the collection.
Books by Peter Jones:
Jones, Peter. A collection of Chippeway and English hymns, for the use of the native Indians
New York : Nelson & Phillips, 1841.
Language: Chippewa and English
Audience: All Ages
Jones, Peter. History of the Ojebway Indians; with especial reference to their conversion to Christianity
London : A. W. Bennett, 1861.
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