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Traditional Ojibwa Weapons
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Title: Traditional Ojibwa Weapons
Identifier: MC0704
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Indians of North America

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Description: This picture is taken from "History of the Ojebway Indians" (London: A. W. Bennett, 1861) by Peter Jones. Peter Jones (1802-1856) was the son of the surveyor Augustus Jones and his Indian wife, Tuhbenahneequay. He is famed as a Methodist missionary to the Mississauga Indians. He became a Methodist in 1823 and was ordained in the Wesleyan Methodist church in 1833, ministering to the Mississauga Indians at the Credit Mission, Port Credit for over 20 years. He translated the gospels into the Mississauga language and wrote a history of the Ojibway nation. In 1829 the Credit band elected him as one of their chiefs. As official spokesperson he travelled regularly to York (Toronto) and in 1837 visited England on their behalf. The Credit band relocated to land provided by the Six Nations Indians in 1847. In 1851 with his wife, Eliza Field, he retired due to ill health to his home at Echo Villa in Brantford where he died in 1856. Jones lists the items in this picture as follows: 1. Ancient axe; 2. Spears; 3. Axe and spear heads; 4. Bow; 5. Arrow; 6. Tomahawk and pipe of Peace; 7. Ornamented war club; 8. Knife; 9. Arrow heads. The illustration is from "The Mississauga of New Credit", by Donald B. Smith with the assistance of Bryan LaForme, Volume 22 of "Canada's Visual History", from the National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada and the National Film Board of Canada. Description as of February 2014.
Agency: Mississauga Library System