63 Matching Annotations
  1. Oct 2019
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    1. 1gnawedthepaymentatLunest,area:nearitsanmmenwiththeHiasipRive}.nbersUtamareganazalaanzéfaetianthanwasapprehended-—themwagbimettnemerymanab.ahild---theyfellEbertfarthewomen,‘bun”fned§fte¢au6y*wat-madaup~£athoudawTherewasaIargésapply-ofHEmEmjun%n%Qnr&~nbbq

      Missions are still providing for the Ojibwe

    2. IlegitL8Points»13ml“ofAug.&arrivedhereonthe11th¢~£oundnheEndsinaSkate6?unusualexcitemenn,&exasperationagainns[£333thewhiteswhphadcomeintonhecounnryfarthepurpase0fcuttingluMBer

      Boutwell came to Pokegoma from La Pointe and encountered the same mindsets from the Ojibwe

    3. heCatholicsatthisplacearebecomingconsiderablenumerous,andaredoingwhattheycantodrawsoulsintothevortexoftheirer—ror.TheCanadiansandhalf-breedsofCanadiandescentareofcourseRomanCatholic

      stronger catholic presence at La Pointe

    4. isexamplehasdonemuchtoprejudicethemindsofthepeopleagainstvitalpiet

      Warren is a bad influence on the Natives at La Pointe

    5. Everythingthatcanbepurchasedatall,isprocuredatanexpensedoublethatforwhichitcanbeprocuredwithyo

      provisions are expensive out there in the wild west

    6. journeyshewishestheBoardto

      Cooke wants the Board to pay for her travels back into "society" - I'm not sure she mentioned this in previous letters to Greene

    7. Catholiccongregationhereisverynumerous

      Strong Catholic presence at La Pointe

    8. IquestionmuchwhetheritismydutytoreturntoLaPointet

      Sproat isn't sure he wants to return to La Pointe

    9. Thethoughthasoccurredtomethatsixmonthsspentinthestudyofmedicine,withsomeablepractitioner,wouldbeofgreaterservicetomeasamissionarythananyothercoursewhichIcouldpursue.Willyoupleasewriteandinformmehowtheplanpresentsitselftoyou,andifyouthinkthattherewouldbeanobjectio

      Sproat "agrees" with Greene that he would do well at La Pointe, but then "offers" that perhaps he would be more useful longterm if he studied in New England over the winter

    10. MissCoo

      Even though miss cooke has been released, she doesn't know and so she stays there

    11. hestateofreligionherethepastyearhasbeenlow.

      Low religious prosperity at La Pointe

    12. IquestionmuchwhetheritismydutytoreturntoLaPointethis

      Sproat tells Greene he's not sure he should return to La Pointe

    13. SHalltoDavidGreene,LaPointe

      Hall apologizes to Greene for sending Sproat to look for help because the Board is so broke

    14. till,ifitberepenition,wewishtolearnhowyouare;&‘whan‘yeuaredeing.&wheegraeheetearebeforeyoutocheerordepressyen:heart.Yenneednen:efhenwritefully,orgointoanyexee£;deta;leAsummaryViewcfyeqrileboreintheseveraldepartmenteandthegeneralprogressofnhinge-ieallthanisnecessary;exceptbeéeayear,whenwewantafull'reportgunlegeyouhavecommunicationenemakewhicharecalledferhhbyeventsofspecialintere

      Greene wants Hall to write more about the affairs of the Mission

    15. itinwellforthemissionthathaleavesit,whileitwouldatthesametimemakenofearthathewouldoftenwhar~everhemaybelocated,speakinanunaavioedandunfriendlyman»norofhisbrethrenandofthemissio

      Greene is okay with Town leaving La Pointe

    16. vemelesstimetodevouttodirectlaboursfortheIndiansthanIcouldwish.IhavesaidtohimallIthoughtwouldbeofanyuse,toinducehimtostayandlabourinthesemissions,wherehemightrenderessentialservice.Butifhismind-couldnotberenderedmoresettledinregardtoremaining,thanithasbeenforseveralmonthspast,hewouldrenderusbutlittleaidbyremainingwithus

      Hall tried to convince Town to stay so that Hall's workload wasn't crazy, but no dice

    17. ewasdesiroustoleavethusearly,inordertoestablishhimselfinsomekindofbusiness,andprocurethemeanstomakehisfamilyocomfortablebeforeanotherwinte

      Mr. Town left La Pointe to start a business and his wife will join him soon

    18. butclothingisbetterthanalmostanythingelsetopaythelabourwehavetohire.

      new clothing is the best payment method for Native labor

    1. lyfemalethatisa515,byinacond

      Mrs. Wheeler is the only female at La Pointe able to perform domestic duties

    2. erethewifeofamiasionaryoanmostthefenmalenowhereofthechurch,themothoraandthat;danghtono.onaexertanimportantinfluencewhereitwomlnbeimpossibloforthemissionaryhimselftolaborwithmuah

      According to Wheeler, missions needs more womyn because they can exert more domestic influence than men on the Natives

    3. theboom39mg:garnish:nre»withsomefemaleassistantEgg]tolaboras.dom1o££o{gig}Helploouéfami

      The Wheeler family has been at La Pointe for a year and a half and asks the Board for a female assistant

    1. fourlaboursdonotaccomplishennughtamakeitanobjecttomaintainushere.itisforyoutoredallusfromthefiel

      Hall again leaves it up to the Board and Greene to decide if they are doing good enough work to stay at the Mission

    2. TheChurchatthisplaoowagorganizedonznho'BGEhofAug.133

      Demographics of the church at La Pointe

    3. oaso'ourIndianashouldgointothewoods,itmaybeexped-ientthatImwinto;itFondulaaratherthanatLepoin

      Ely doesn't know whether he will need to be at Fond du Lac or La Pointe for the winter yet

    4. GodinhieProvidencehasagainbroughtmyoelf'afamilywithinashortdistanceofFeeon1&0!&thereasonofthisMovement,13,inshortth

      After war erupted at Pokegoma, the mission families decided to leave, some of whom wanted to go to La Pointe and others to Fond du Lac

    5. ehavehadnonewsfrom3Qg_ggg;g_aincelastfall.Weexpectbutlittletillthebreak—ingupofourlongwinter.Ihaveaeennopapa:ofadateearlierngggJthanSept.last

      Hall and La Pointe have not heard from Greene or the Board since September 1841

    6. hassucceedadverywell

      All girls school at La Pointe is functioning well

    7. ostofthegoodaaredesigned.fonthepaymentofhelp;andsuchotherexpensesasmustotherwisebepaidin

      Most of the things Hall asks for are for other families around La Pointe

    1. willnowgiveyouafewitemsofourdomestichistoryforafewmonthspast

      Boutwell's account of encountering the Ojibwe as they fled the Sioux

    2. MrBwasabsent3weeks.HefoundmostofourpeopleatLePcint,undertheearsofBrHall,whofurnishedthemworksufficienttohelpthemtotheirdailyfoo

      The majority of Pokegoma Natives went to La Pointe

    3. Thepreopootsofthismissionaredark&discouragingsofarastheInda.areconosrne

      While Pokegoma seems to be doing rather well, Boutwell suggests that La Pointe is struggling to stay afloat

      The longer these letters go on, the less successful the Missions appear to be

    4. hissirnameisCo

      A new farmer, Coe, at La Pointe is very pious

    5. Wefealthatanimportantpointhasbgengainedinbreaksinguptheirinveneratehabinofbegging&intméducingthatoflabcrinitsstead

      Boutwell and Ayer started using a system of labor for the Natives to receive food, rather than them "begging"

    6. 100

      Hall wants for the Board to give La Pointe $1000 for the year to come (1841)

    1. hinkheeughttohav6somehalptosharenheneocssarylabeursofourfamalea

      Hall requests more female help at La Pointe

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  3. Sep 2019
    1. nfidenhthat1%isnetyethopel

      unlike the other missionaries, Hall doesn't want to quit (or is it reverse psychology??)

    2. istoubgnggbuged=tn'mpendso-muehnime&n¢atxangthinmanuallabour.asmuchneluvtarnupnmyaparopxiane‘dutiasa3amissionaryandminisner.ThisIjghavedameanddonebeeauseIthoughtitautyned9

      Hall is also finding himself spending (in his opinion) too much time on manual labor and not enough time preaching

    3. ngagajdnbOurexpendituresf9?theyearneeama,lzealaop~strainedneaskferamareliberalgrantnemeetnhgm,than.1anKnQforlastyear

      Hall needs more money to keep La Pointe afloat

    4. Thelabourofasinglefemalew0uldrelieveme&setmeatlibertytodevotemytimetodirectMissionarylabours--butnosuchhelpistobehadher

      Hall expressed to Ely that he was in need of another woman at La Pointe because his wife was continually ill and he was doing all the housework

    1. Chiefgavemehismedisinba

      a chief at La Pointe gives his medicine bag to Joseph Town, except it's actually at Fond du Lac?

    2. heinnuencetheCatholicsareexertingisbecomingmoreapparenteveryyea

      the missionaries believe that the Catholic influence is increasing every year

    3. uniformorthographywoulddomuchtofacilitatetheprogressofmissionshereinseveralrespec

      a uniform orthography is felt to be needed in order to progress the mission

    4. reachin

      Preaching at La Pointe is the best it's ever been in 1836

    5. Mr.Boutwellismoreinfaultthanyourself.Butinhemanwhomweemploytodothatbusinesswasaquentlytoinquirewhatheshoul

      the tone of Hall's response suggests that he frustrated at the Mission and at Greene

  4. Aug 2019
    1. fheisneededmoreatFondduLac,oratsomeotherstationthanhere,hewillprobablylea

      Sproat was supposed to go with Ely to Fond du Lac, but the sickness of Mrs. Hall made him stay at La Pointe to help Ms. Cooke with the school

    2. fIthoughtyouorLydiacouldbetion,AreyounotwillingtoserveChristinthisw

      Hall essentially asks his sisters to come help at La Pointe

    1. heIndiansaretakingInninitoLapointeheisverysickIsgoing,tobecuredbythemedicinemenatLapointe

      Innini is being taken to La Pointe to see the doctors there

    2. 836Jan.4MydearhusbandleftthismorningincompanywithanIn-dianboy,(Kucgetash)forLapoin

      1/4/1836: Mr. Ely leaves for La Pointe with Kuogetash (Native boy)

    3. eretoassistMr.Hall.FondduLacistherefor

      September 1835: Ely stays at La Pointe, Fond du Lac in unattended

    4. NinetymilesfromhereisantherIndianvillagecalledFondduLac,wheretherearemanyIndianswhowishtoaccepttheCatholicreligion

      Fond du Lac is 90 miles from La Pointe, and according to Baraga has many Ojibwe who want to be converted

    5. henumberofmycatechuensisveryremarkable.Theyardentlylongforholybaptism,andwillreceiveitssoonastheyarebetterinstructe

      according to Baraga, the Ojibwe at La Pointe are desperate to be baptised (50 between August 2 and 9)

    6. buildingofamission

      a mission church is built at La Pointe and is functional August 9 1835

    7. Trulythelackofpriestsintheirregionislamentabl

      The area around La Pointe is low on priests

    8. ButItoldthegooIndiansthattheirbrothersonLakeSuperior,whohaveneverseenapriest,ne(1spiritualaidmuchmorethanthey,andthatanothermissionarycertainlwouldcomesoontoArbreCroche;bywhichtheywerecalmedsomew

      Natives at Arbre Croche want Baraga to stay and be their missionary, but he tells them that he is more needed at La Pointe

    9. appropriatio

      the government is fully willing to help "civilize" the Natives at La Pointe

    1. heschoolhasbeensuspendedforeightweeks.AswecouldobtainnohelpwewereunabletodowithoutMissCook'sassistanceinthefamily.Sheisabouttocommenceagain

      because many of the women at La Pointe are/have been very sick, school closed for 8 weeks

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    1. MissCookhashadthewholechargeoftheschool.Sheismuchdevotedtotheinterestsofthechildren

      Miss Cook is the teacher at La Pointe in November 1833

    2. eplanwhichwehaveformedwouldplaceourordainedmissionary&hiswife,withaninterpreterafemaleteachers,&perhapsanotherfemalehelper,atLaPointe;acatechistandafemaleteacheratYellowLake;&anordainedmissionary&amaleteacheratSandyLake,withtheexpectationthattheformerwillvisitLeechLake,&perhaps,spendaconsiderableportionoftheyearthere,preparingthewayforapermanentestablishmenttherenext

      proposed division of labor for the various missions: ordained missionary, his wife, an interpreter, female teachers (La Pointe): catechist, female teacher (Yellow Lake): ordained missionary, male teacher (Sandy Lake and Leech Lake)

    3. wouldnotbelessthan$3,000,norexceed$3,500

      expected costs for a school at La Pointe is $3000-$3500

    4. eligiousexerciseontheSabbathfortheIndians

      Sabbath exercise for the Natives at La Pointe

    5. mall,seldomexceedingtwentyscholars,andalargepartofthetimenotabovetwelveorfifteen.Onthereturnofthetraders,shouttheletofAug.itnumberedsomewhatmore.Severalchildrenwereleftbyclerksinthefam—iliesatthisplacetoattendschool.AfterthereturnoftheIndiansfromtheirgardens,aboutthefirstofSept.itnumberedthirtyormore,endaveraged25.FromthefirstofNov.whentheIndiansleft.fortheirfishinggrounds,mostoftheIndianboysleftalso,andhaveattendedbutlittlesince.Atthepres-enttimeitnumbers23,andaverages30."ithoneexceptiontheconductofthescholarshasbeenasgoodascouldbeexpected.

      at the school in La Pointe, the numbers of students varied depending on the time of year and whether or not the children were needed to work at the gardens, or fish (the boys left and most didn't return to school)

    6. choolwasopenedwhich/"1hgzigontinuedWithlittleinterruptiontothepres

      School opened at La Pointe in fall 1831

    7. roceedtoMrWarren‘spost,atLaPoints,onLakeSuperior,whi

      Mr. Hall, Mr. Ayer, Mrs. Hall, and Mrs. Campbell (interpreter) traveled to La Pointe on Lake Superior