A life of Jesus in Ottawa, 1837

Jesus Obimadisiwin Ajonda Aking: Gwalrakossing Anamiewin Ejitwadig, mi sa Catholique-Enamiadjig Gewabandangig


This very rare life of Jesus in Ottawa was written by Fr. Frederick Baraga in the winter of 1835-1836 while he was living at LaPointe; he had it printed the following winter while in Paris raising funds for his Lake Superior mission. This copy is inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Presented to Mad. Laframboise by the Revd. Mons. Baraga -- Mackinac, August 26th, 1837". It contains the rare map of the Holy Land with place names in Ottawa. We've included it here for students who wish to compare Ottawa and Ojibwe; no English translation of it has ever been published. This is one of several works in or about American Indian languages to be found at Turning Points in Wisconsin History. Readers should note that this is a historical document rather than a modern one, and that it was produced by a white observer rather than a native speaker; students wishing to study the language should rely on materials produced by the tribal language office.



Related Topics: Early Native Peoples
Territory to Statehood
First Peoples
Treaty Councils, from Prairie du Chien to Madeline Island
Creator: Baraga, Frederic, 1797-1868.
Pub Data: (Paris: E.J. Bailly ogimisinakisan manda misinaigan, 1837). From a copy in the Wisconsin Historical Society Lilbrary, Rare Book Colllection, call no. PM2083 B38 1837
Citation: Baraga, Frederic. Jesus Obimadisiwin Ajonda Aking: Gwalrakossing Anamiewin Ejitwadig, mi sa Catholique-Enamiadjig Gewabandangig. (Paris: E.J. Bailly ogimisinakisan manda misinaigan, 1837). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1662; Visited on: 10/22/2014
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