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    Ojibwa Chief Kahkewaquonaby (Peter Jones) Autograph Manuscript Signed Twice. One page, 8" x 10", Liverpool, April 19, 1832. Ojibwa Methodist minister Peter Jones was a translator, tribal chief, and author from Burlington Heights, Upper Canada. His Ojibwa name was Kahkewaquonaby, which means Sacred Waving Feathers. He was elected a chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit Mission in 1829 and acted as a spokesman for the tribe when petitioning the colonial government and its departments. During his British tours he had audiences with King William IV and Queen Victoria, directly petitioning the latter on the issue of title deeds for the Mississaugas of Upper Canada. It was during one of his tours of England that Jones penned this brief manuscript. A Bible passage, written in both Chippewa and English, using a different writing style for each language. The passage reads: "The wilderness and the solitary place shall be great for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose. Isa. 35.1." Signed " Kahkewaquonaby" and below this "Peter Jones . . . Chief from Canada." Light age toning; a few creases at corners. Fine condition.

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