By Donald B. Smith
Much of the floor on which Canada’s biggest metropolitan centre now stands was once bought by way of the British from the Mississauga Indians for a cost that during the top amounted to 10 shillings. Sacred Feathers (1802–1856), or Peter Jones, as he turned recognized in English, grew up listening to numerous tales of the treachery in these negotiations, early classes within the want for Indian vigilance in maintaining their land and their rights. Donald B. Smith’s biography of this striking Ojibwa chief indicates how good these early classes have been discovered and the way Jones used them to develop the welfare of his people.
A groundbreaking ebook, Sacred Feathers was once one of many first biographies of a Canadian Aboriginal to be in response to his personal writings – drawing on Jones’s letters, diaries, sermons, and his heritage of the Ojibwas – and the 1st smooth account of the Mississauga Indians. As summarized by way of M.T. Kelly in Saturday Night while the ebook was once first released in 1988, “This biography achieves anything impressive. Peter Jones emerges from its pages alive. We don’t purely comprehend him by way of the book’s finish: we all know him.”
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