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William Whipple Warren, 1825-1853


William Whipple Warren was born in LaPointe, Minnesota in 1825. His mother was Ojibwe and his father was descended from a Mayflower pilgrim. Warren was educated in various mission schools in Minnesota and New York becoming fluent in English. In 1842 he married Matilda Aiken and moved to Crow Wing, Minnesota. Educating himself in the traditional customs and language of the Chippewas, he found work as a government interpreter. His career includes a seat on Minnesota State Legislature, and writer for The Minnesota Democrat. He also wrote about Ojibwe legends and traditions. Warren died at the age of 28 from tuberculosis.


Books by William Whipple Warren:

Warren, William Whipple. History of the Ojibway nation
Minneapolis : Ross and Haines, 1970.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Warren, William Whipple. History of the Ojibways, based upon traditions and oral statements
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society, 1885.
Genre: Oral History
Audience: Adult

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