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Title: Chief's Medal Presented to Ka-kiwe-guun-ebi (Kahkewaquonaby)
Identifier: MC0059
Date of Original Photo: ca 1861
Image Type: B&W Drawing
Subject: Jones, Peter, 1802-1856

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Description: Engraving of the Chief's Medal presented by the Government to all recognized chiefs, facing page 217 of "History of the Ojebway Indians: with Especial Reference to their Conversion to Christianity" by Rev. Peter Jones. The inscription reads: "Presented in the Year 1832 by His Majesty King William IV to Ka-kiwe-gunn-ebi (Rev'd. Peter Jones), a Chieftain of that portion of The Great Chipaway Nation located at the River Credit in Upper Canada." 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.
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