History of the Ojibway People

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First Published in 1885 by the Minnesota Historical Society, William W. Warren's History of the Ojibway People has long been recognized as a classic source on Ojibwe history and culture. Warren, the son of an Ojibwe woman, wrote his history in the hope of saving traditional stories for posterity even as he presented to the American public a sympathetic view of a people he believed were fast disappearing under the onslaught of a corrupt frontier population. He collected firsthand descriptions and stories from ...
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Overview

First Published in 1885 by the Minnesota Historical Society, William W. Warren's History of the Ojibway People has long been recognized as a classic source on Ojibwe history and culture. Warren, the son of an Ojibwe woman, wrote his history in the hope of saving traditional stories for posterity even as he presented to the American public a sympathetic view of a people he believed were fast disappearing under the onslaught of a corrupt frontier population. He collected firsthand descriptions and stories from relatives, tribal leaders, and acquaintances and transcribed this oral history in terms that nineteenth-century whites could understand, focusing on warfare, tribal organizations, and political leaders.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873516433
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2009
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 629,539
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction vii

Author's Preface 3

1 General Account of the Present Local Position and Numbers of the Ojibways, and Their Connection with Other Tribes 9

2 Totemic Division of the O-jib-ways 17

3 Origin of the Ojibways 26

4 Emigration of the Ojibways from the Shores of the Atlantic Ocean, to Their Occupation of the Area of Lake Superior 42

5 The Ojibway Town at La Pointe 58

6 Dispersion of the Ojibways from the Island of La Pointe 67

7 Era of the Discovery 71

8 The Immediate Consequence of Their First Intercourse with the White Race 81

9 Account of the First French Trading Posts Built on Lake Superior 90

10 Wars of the Ojibways with the Iroquois and O-dug-am-ees, or Foxes 97

11 Taking of Mille Lacs by the Ojibways 104

12 Occupation of the St. Croix River Country by the Ojibways 110

13 The Country about the Source of the Mississippi 119

14 Progress of the Ojibways on the Upper Mississippi 125

15 Occupation of the Wisconsin and Chippewa River Valleys by the Ojibways 130

16 Ending of the French Supremacy 134

17 Commencement of British Supremacy 146

18 Grand Expedition of the Dakotas to the Sources of the Mississippi, against the Ojibways 155

19 Progress of the Ojibways on the Upper Mississippi 164

20 Closing of the War between the Ojibways and Odugamies 169

21 Origin of the Distinctive Name of Pillagers Applied to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibways; and the Era of Smallpox 180

22 Continued Progress of the Ojibways on the Upper Mississippi during the End of the Eighteenth Century 185

23 Attack of a War Party of Dakotas on a French Trading House, on the Upper Mississippi, in the Year 1783 194

24 The Sources of the Mississippi Become Opento the Enterprise of the Fur Trade, 1792 197

25 John Baptiste Cadotte 205

26 Progress of the Ojibways on the Wisconsin and Chippeway Rivers 211

27 Ojibways of the Wisconsin and Chippeway Rivers 224

28 Affairs of the Ojibways on the St. Croix 233

29 The Pillagers 240

30 Ojibways of the Upper Mississippi 246

31 Ojibways of the Upper Mississippi 251

32 Ojibways of the Upper Mississippi 256

33 Endeavors of the British to Entice the Ojibways of Lake Superior and Mississippi to Join Their Arms in the War of 1812 264

34 A Brief Sketch of the Fur Trade and Fur Traders among the Ojibways from the Formation of the Northwest Company in 1787 to 1834 272

35 Events from 1818 to 1826 280

Appendixes 287

Works Cited 299

Index 307

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