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  1. Oct 2019
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    1. IlegitL8Points»13ml“ofAug.&arrivedhereonthe11th¢~£oundnheEndsinaSkate6?unusualexcitemenn,&exasperationagainns[£333thewhiteswhphadcomeintonhecounnryfarthepurpase0fcuttingluMBer

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

    2. obligedtobeabsentfromPokegom

      lack of resources caused most of the Ojibwe around Pokegoma to relocate for winter

    3. heWantoffundshasbeenanothersourceofseveretrial,espec—iallyatPokegomaduringthepastyear

      money is an issue, especially at Pokegoma

    4. tPokegumathingshavewornaverydiscouragingaSpectduringthepastsummer.TheIndianshavekilledseveralofthecattlebe-longingtothemissionandhavecommittedotherdepredati

      rough relations at Pokegoma

    5. eshallleaveitforhim&hisbrethrentodecid

      Greene tells Ely that Boutwell will decide where to stay for the next year

    6. Wefeelmorethaneverthewantofanordainedmini

      Ayer wants Pokegoma to have an ordained minister

    7. ncreoeverhereare5familiessettledbyuschemwe5333helpinagricultur

      Ayer argues that Pokegoma deserves a higher ration of money because they have more missionaries and more natives that need help with agriculture

    8. ButGodhasseenfittoblesstheworkofour,handaherefromthebeginnin

      Ayer suggests that Pokegoma is the most comfortable and successful of all the Missions

    9. tin"nowornever“asitregardstheprosperityofthishis?eio

      Ayer says it is "now or never" in regards to the success of Pokegoma

    10. 3darenotcommitourselves,inmakingSpecialpremisestoassistthem.Todarenotturnthemawa

      Ayer is conflicted because he doesn't want to turn any natives away, but he hasn't the resources to help them

    11. ThenumberofIndiansdenominatedbythehogan_“PrayingIndian?is17adultsandaboutasmanychildren.Thereare8meu.and9women.Threeofthemenareunitedwiththechurchoa~wethinkthatanotherisachristian.Also3womenTwootheryoungwomenentertainhopesbutwehavenotsufficientevidenceoftheinternalteachingoftheSpirittoencouragethemtoh

      numbers for the church at Pokegoma

    12. versincethelittlerevivalweenjoyedlastwintertherehasbeenmarkedatientiontoinstructionandtheseriousimpressionsthanmadeonsomeminds.hsvsneveraltogethersubsided—«butwehopein2or3oaseshaveresultedinconversio

      Ayer says Pokegoma is enjoying some conversion "success"

    13. Weverymeshneedheiean-erdainedministertobreakthebreadoflife,andadministertne.ozdinanoeetothispeople

      while things are going very well at Pokegoma, Ayer still desires a preacher

    14. Hehasabandonedeveryheathenishpracticeisbecomingmoreandmoreassimilatedin_custometousisindustriousandthriveing.ThegradeofGodhasmadehimaltogetheraneg

      the new chief of the Natives surrounding Pokegoma has converted to Christianity

    15. heChangeintheChiefistrulywonderfu

      Change in the Chief was big for the mission

    16. FromthismomenttheworkofGodgrahnally‘deolined—

      Ayer feels as though God's presence surrounding Pokegoma has declined the new year

    17. tomothatyouhadbetterremovetooneofthosestationsandtakeupyourabo

      Greene lists reasons why Boutwell should relocate

    18. greateratPokegummathanatFonduLac

      Greene suggests that Boutwell relocate to Pokegoma or Fond du Lac

    1. heythereforelookedtotheirfarmertoplowforthem&nngnishseedatotheheaohertheylookedtoinstructtheirohildxen;ThisisthepresentpositionofthingsatPokegana—-peacezgragrtheyassuxedustheywoulddome,fortifythamselvea&plantm

      promise of 30-40 Native families at Pokegoma in the Spring

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    1. sMrAgm&~E§.amebénhgoneitismyautyfornhe.presenttoabidebytheatuiifEufhowlongyourcommitteewillhhink1tem-pediennformene:emalniftheSiouxtreatyisnon’ranifleé&theprospectsofwar‘contlnuo,fsubmittoyourself&the

      Boutwell also leaves it up to Greene and the Board to decide if he should stay

    2. 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

    1. hereisnotasingleIndianresidingatPthiswint

      None of the Ojibwe are staying at Pokegoma during the winter of 41-42

    2. 2nextSpringtoreturnornoasGodinhisprovidencesshalldictat

      Ayer formally asks to leave the mission

    3. willnowgiveyouafewitemsofourdomestichistoryforafewmonthspast

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

    4. ncasetheIndiansdonotreturnandcultivatetheirfieldsnextseason.Weoughtcertainlytoexpendlessthanusual,ifweallcontinueinourpresentcircumstance

      This years annual report for Pokegoma will be reduced because of the lack of people at the mission

    5. MrBwasabsent3weeks.HefoundmostofourpeopleatLePcint,undertheearsofBrHall,whofurnishedthemworksufficienttohelpthemtotheirdailyfoo

      The majority of Pokegoma Natives went to La Pointe

    6. arhasdeoolatedPokegoma0nthemognmhgofthe24thofMaymorethan100SiouxfelluponourquietgottlamentandintwoohorthoursmadeitasceneofWe.andd

      Sioux attack Pokegoma and level it - not many die, but everyone leaves North after the attack

    7. Wethinkitexpedientonthewholethatthe"praying‘lndiansushoulddependonusasformerlyforaid,asthePaganpartyseekeverypossibleoccasiontoSpeakevilofthemandaccusethefarnerandBlacksmithofpartialitytowardthem[1j

      There is a pagan person at Pokegoma who is helping with agriculture. This makes Ayer uncomfortable because he believes the pagans will use any opportunity to "un-christianize" the Natives

    8. heevidencesthatthispeopleareadvancingtowardacivilizedstatebothintheoryandfactarebecomingmoreand[more]numerous,andtheidea—soprevalentamongIndiansthatmanuallabordegradestoalmostalevelwiththeSlaveorbruteislooseningitsstrongholdonthemindsofm

      The Natives at Pokegoma are becoming more civilized, according to Ayer

    9. wecannotreportasinglecaseofwhatwesupposetobegenuineconvers

      Now Ayer is saying that Pokegoma is not doing well as far as the actual mission of conversion goes

    1. tonetimealmostalloftheadult.partoftheCongregationwereawakendtoaseriousattentiontoeter—nalthings.T

      Ayer is describing a huge religious awakening for the congregation at Pokegoma

    2. Wehavereducedthenumberofourstockaboutonethirdhavingkilledsomeandsoldothers,purposingtokeepmerelyenoughtomeetthewantsoftheMissionwithoutregardtoraisingcalvesorkeepingateamfortheIndiansasheretofore..Itiswethinkbettertokeepayokeofoxenand4or5cowsbothasahatterofcomfortandec—Ionomy

      Ayer is reducing the stock at Pokegoma, possibly because he senses the end coming?

    3. MrEly8timewillbewhollyoc-cupiedinschool,thereforeallthesecularbusinessdevolvesonmeandwouldrequiremyWholetim

      Ayer doesn't want to the "regular work" at Pokegama

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    1. ThereligiouswantsofthispeopledemandallthetimeandstrengthofonedevotedMissiona

      the Natives at Pokegoma want enough religious instruction to require a missionary whose full time job would be preaching

    2. MrElyarrivedfromLePoin1months.HeisnowinSCllOOwinter.Itisina

      at Pokegoma, Ely is making the school thrive

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  3. Sep 2019
    1. havedevotednotimeexcetontheSabbath,toimpartingreligiousinstruction&nonetoschoolteaching0thestudyofthelanguage,exceptthreemonthsofmynrstyearatMackina

      Seymour has been so busy doing manual labor at Pokegoma that he hasn't taught any religious instruction or school

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    1. FredericAyertoDavidGreene,PokegomaDec.28,18

      This whole letter is Ayer explaining to Greene how productive the Pokegoma mission has been in the past year

    2. MrandMrsAyerMrSeymour&MissStevensstillcomposetheMissionfamil

      the mission family at Pokegoma

    3. OneweaidedinputtingupaloghousethisFall.Anotheriscommenced,andtwoorthreeotherswishtobuildassoonaswecanaidthe

      Natives are beginning to move into and around Pokegoma and build houses and farms

    4. ormerlyknownasYellowLakeMissio

      Yellow Lake Mission turned into Pokegoma -> moved to be closer to the impressionable Natives

    5. Oneonwhomandencecuthimselfseverelysomeweekssince—andavebeensicmorethanusual

      help at Pokegama for the Ayer's family is low because of injury and sickness

    6. andmustbeforafewweeks—asourgroundforplantingisyetcoveredwithlogs&brush.

      the Ayer's family arrived at Pokegama (?) and is unsettled due to house and land setbacks