This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Moves from Norway House to Saskatchewan--Settles at Victoria--Eight years' pioneer work at this place. AVING ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Moves from Norway House to Saskatchewan--Settles at Victoria--Eight years' pioneer work at this place. AVING secured the permission of the Hud-Saskatchewan brigade in the summer of 1863, and after a long and tedious trip, arrived with his family at Victoria, where he at once joined forces with Brother Woolsey, and took charge of the mission. At this time there was not a building ready to move his family into, the whole party was living in buffalo leather tents; into one of these father removed his family out of the boat, and then went to work with his accustomed energy to put up a shanty in which they might live. As soon as this was accomplished he started out with his interpreter and one companion, for the western and southern country, and if possible to reach the mountain Indians, the Stonies, to whom Rundle and Woolsey had occasionally gone in the years past. These people had long been without a missionary, and yet with very little light were holding fast to what they knew of the Gospel. Roman son Bay Company, he took passage with the Catholicism on one side and paganism on the other, had done their best to change them, but up to this time, they had remained firm in their adherence to the teaching of the first missionary. Father was very anxious that before their patience wearied they should again be reached. He had written to them from Edmonton one year before, encouraging them, and holding out the promise that he might be able to reach them before long. Having put his family under the cover of a roof on the banks of the Saskatchewan, at Victoria, he started for the mountains. The whole country south and west of Edmonton was entirely devoid of settlement, not a solitary settler could you find in all that region. There...Read Less
GOOD for age. Text-block appears clean. Binding sound. Wear to extremities. 1888. Original binding. Red cloth hardcover with black and gilt decorative stamping. Frontispiece with tissue protector. 242pp.
Second edition (first was Montreal, 1888). Octavo, green decorated cloth stamped in black, gilt lettered. pp (2), (viii), (9)-242. Seven full-page illustrations in text. Spine lightly darkened with mild rubbing to ends and rear joint; 2 digit ink number on front free endpaper; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. McDougall was a Protestant missionary to the Indians of Western Canada.
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