31 Matching Annotations
  1. Sep 2019
    1. ecananleastcomeincgnnaffwithmereIndiananew,nhan'wecouldbeforenheAm.FurCG»compmenoedthefishingbusinesa,whetherwecanexertagreaterinflu—enceonthemornot.ThepapulatianofthisplaceisincreasingbathwhiteandIndia

      there is increased contact between Ojibwe and While settlers

    2. sireyourconnectionwiththeBoardtobeformallyathis,youwillpleaseinformmeofit,andyour1eCommitte

      Delia Cooke might be completely done with the Board and assisting at the Missions



    1. D.GreenetoJosephTow

      Mr. Greene seems to suggest that Mr. Town should abandon his post at the mission since he is gone from there so often anyway

    2. MrandMrsAyerMrSeymour&MissStevensstillcomposetheMissionfamil

      the mission family at Pokegoma

    3. FondduLacandLeechLak

      All Northwest Missions, but especially Fond du Lac and Leech Lake, need more labor to sustain them

    4. WehaveamoreformidablefoetoencounterinCathlolicismthaninheathenismitself

      Hall believes that Catholicism is a bigger threat to the success of the missions than "heathenism"

    5. reachin

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

    6. oallwhichwedesire,&whichwesupposedthatthedowhatweca

      In response to Greene stating that abandoning the mission would be the next option, Hall says that it is their duty to do what they can

    7. Oneonwhomandencecuthimselfseverelysomeweekssince—andavebeensicmorethanusual

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

    8. andmustbeforafewweeks—asourgroundforplantingisyetcoveredwithlogs&brush.

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

  2. Aug 2019
    1. Ihavebeenobligedtorenderilytotheneglectofimportantmissionarywor

      because his wife is often sick, Mr. Hall has to do some housework, which takes away from the importance of missionary work



    1. precedenthasbeenestablished,&theScripturesarebeingdailyreadtot

      precedent of reading scripture to Natives every night

    2. Theywhocome,therefore,Come?fromtheirownWills

      According to Ely, children come to mission schools of their own accord

    3. IknowtheIndian.Iknowhimwell,forIamanIndianmyself.Hethinkslittleandspeaksmuch.Hedoesnotlookbeyondthepresent,andhehatesyourobjectinhisheart,althoughitisoneofcharityandforthebenentofhimselfandchildren.

      This is how the second chief of the Leech Lake band views Boutwell and his mission efforts

    4. verydaytheydelayourcauseissufferin

      it appears that there are few people aside from the main men that want to work on the mission

    5. hiswouldgiveonly

      One missionary and one male teacher, plus laborers, is the fewest people that should be in a mission

    6. ourlettersofJuly7thtoMessrstreedaysagoandinformusthatwearetoreceiveno1eBoardthepresentseason

      Mr. Greene is not sending any additional resources to the Missions in the Northwest

    7. buildingofamission

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

    8. reinthehabitofkeepingamistres

      Missionaries should not live alone because it will be assumed that they have taken a mistress - this is why most missionaries are actually Mission Families

    1. IfaMissionfumiEyr————————______—+consistedofoneman&twofemales,itmightbedifficulttoeradicateff35—555—1537‘fn§“imvro§§1onthathokoayohastooWiveo

      a mission family with two women might look like a polygamous relationship to the Natives

    2. Itisdesirablethatthoroshouldbethreegersono.-~atalleventsthoroshoulibotwo.Afamilymightconsistofonemale&twofemales,thernvoroewoulihoweverbeprefrablo;two‘maiéo&onefemale.MuchasIhaveboonwonttodobroontetheideaof‘aMiasionarthothoeeIn;n.beilnawr—ried,Imustfranklyadmititsproprietyifamissionintoboloo—atodhe

      Boutwell's suggestions for a mission family at Leech Lake

    3. heexpenseofestablishing&supportingaMissionfamilyhere,lcouldsay,fromtheobservation&estimate'Ihavebeenabletomake,itwouldnotexceed3600,norwould-itprobablybelessthan$500.

      Mission Family costs at Leech Lake

    4. erewelefttochooseweshouldpreferhrE.ec‘woarewellacquaintedwithhim,andknowthatourvieweonthesubjectofplinlivingandvarioussubjectsconnect-edwithmissionaryOperationsharmoniz

      Ayer expects Ely to close his Mission near Sandy Lake because not many Natives settle there and requests that Ely be sent to Yellow Lake because he has similar views to the Ayer Mission Family

    5. referdenyingour—selveotheuseofthemnodiminishourexpensesandhavemoretobestowupontheneedyIndiana

      the Mission Family decides not to spend money on clothing, tea, coffee, pies, cakes, butter, lard, or fancy dishes in order to give more to "the needy Indians"

    6. Thebilloftrans-portation&provisionsaregreatastheynecessarilymuetbeforafamilysofarintheinteri

      expensive for a Mission Family to live so deep in the region

    7. heIndiantitletothislandisextinct,havingbeencededtotheCadottefamilybytheIndia

      the Natives cede land (surrounding Lake Superior?) to Cadotte Family (Mission Family?) Hall and Boutwell think this means no more land needs to be asked of the Natives

    8. gurfamilya§mgresentconsistsofninepersons,includingourhe

      mission family at La Pointe has 9 people, including interpreter and people who work agriculture

    9. “isfiedwith.fewmonthsinthefamily.Lastspring,inordertomakeexperi-mentoftheconfidenceoftheIndiansinus,andtoexhibitmorefullybeforethem,theadvantagesofcivilizedoversavagelife,wetookintoourfamilytwochildr

      the Mission Family took two Native children into their care to show the Natives how civilized life is better than their savagery

  3. Feb 2018
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  5. Jul 2016