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George Copway (Kahgegagahhowh (Stands Fast)), 1818-1863


George Copway, from the Mississauga Band of the Ojibwe, was an author whose autobiographical works were some of the earliest published writings by a Native American. Born in Ontario in 1818, he spent the first part of his life working as a Methodist missionary, and much of the second half as a writer and travelling speaker.


Books by George Copway:

Copway, George. Indian life and Indian history by an author: embracing the tradition of the North American Indians regarding themselves …
Boston, MA : Colby, 1858.
Genre: Nonfiction

Copway, George. The life, history, and travels of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh (George Copway): a young Indian Chief of the Ojebwa nation.
Albany, NY : Weed & Parsons, 1847.
Genre: Oral History

Copway, George. The life, letters and speeches of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, or G. Copway, Chief Ojibway nation.
New York : S.W. Benedict, 1850.
Genre: Oral History

Copway, George. The Ojibway conquest, a tale of the Northwest by Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh
New York : Putman, 1850.

Copway, George. Organization of a New Indian Territory, East of the Missouri river, arguments and reasons submitted to the Honorable members of the Senate House of Representatives …
New York : S.W. Benedict, 1850.
Genre: Nonfiction

Copway, George. Running sketches of men and places, in England, France, Germany, Belgium, and Scotland.
New York : Riker, 1851.
Genre: Nonfiction

Copway, George. The traditional history and characteristic sketches of the Ojibway nation
London : Charles Gilpin, 1850.
Genre: Nonfiction

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