By Canoe and Dog Train Among The Cree and Salteaux Indians
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By Canoe and Dog Train Among The Cree and Salteaux Indians

By Egerton Ryerson Young
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  • Egerton Ryerson Young
  • "By Canoe and Dog-Train"
    • Chapter One.
      • The summons to the Indian work—The decision—The valedictory services—Dr Punshon—The departure—Leaving Hamilton—St. Catherine’s—Milwaukee custom-house delays—Mississippi—St. Paul’s—On the prairies—Frontier settlers—Narrow escape from shooting one of our school teachers—Sioux Indians and their wars—Saved by our flag—Varied experiences.
    • The summons to the Indian work—The decision—The valedictory services—Dr Punshon—The departure—Leaving Hamilton—St. Catherine’s—Milwaukee custom-house delays—Mississippi—St. Paul’s—On the prairies—Frontier settlers—Narrow escape from shooting one of our school teachers—Sioux Indians and their wars—Saved by our flag—Varied experiences.
    • Chapter Two.
      • Still on the route—Fort Garry—Breaking up of our party of missionaries—Lower Fort—Hospitable Hudson’s Bay officials—Peculiarities—Fourteen days in a little open boat on stormy Lake Winnipeg—Strange experiences—Happy Christian Indian boatmen—“In perils by waters.”
    • Still on the route—Fort Garry—Breaking up of our party of missionaries—Lower Fort—Hospitable Hudson’s Bay officials—Peculiarities—Fourteen days in a little open boat on stormy Lake Winnipeg—Strange experiences—Happy Christian Indian boatmen—“In perils by waters.”
    • Chapter Three.
      • Arrival at Norway House—Our new home—Reverend Charles Stringfellow—Thunderstorm—Reverend James Evans—Syllabic Characters invented—Difficulties overcome—Help from English Wesleyan Missionary Society—Extensive use of the Syllabic Characters—Our people, Christian and pagan—Learning lessons by dear experience—The hungry woman—The man with the two ducks—The first Sabbath in our new field—Sunday School and Sabbath services—Family altars.
    • Arrival at Norway House—Our new home—Reverend Charles Stringfellow—Thunderstorm—Reverend James Evans—Syllabic Characters invented—Difficulties overcome—Help from English Wesleyan Missionary Society—Extensive use of the Syllabic Characters—Our people, Christian and pagan—Learning lessons by dear experience—The hungry woman—The man with the two ducks—The first Sabbath in our new field—Sunday School and Sabbath services—Family altars.
    • Chapter Four.
      • Constant progress—Woman’s sad condition in paganism—Illustrations—Wondrous changes produced by Christianity—Illustrations—New Year’s Day Christian Festival—The aged and feeble ones first remembered—Closing Thanksgiving services.
    • Constant progress—Woman’s sad condition in paganism—Illustrations—Wondrous changes produced by Christianity—Illustrations—New Year’s Day Christian Festival—The aged and feeble ones first remembered—Closing Thanksgiving services.
    • Chapter Five.
      • Oxford House mission—Visited by canoe—Description of this useful craft-Indian skill—Oxford Lake—Dr Taylor—Edward Papanekis—Still on the trail by birch canoe—Narrow escape from being crushed by the ice—On stormy Lake Winnipeg—Pioneering farther north—Successes—“Show us the Father, and it sufficeth us”—Christ accepted in the place of idols.
    • Oxford House mission—Visited by canoe—Description of this useful craft-Indian skill—Oxford Lake—Dr Taylor—Edward Papanekis—Still on the trail by birch canoe—Narrow escape from being crushed by the ice—On stormy Lake Winnipeg—Pioneering farther north—Successes—“Show us the Father, and it sufficeth us”—Christ accepted in the place of idols.
    • Chapter Six.
      • The wild north land—The two methods of travel, by canoe and dog-train—The native dogs—St. Bernard and Newfoundland dogs—The dog sleds—The guide—The dog drivers—The long journeys—Night travelling—Wondrous visions of the night.
    • The wild north land—The two methods of travel, by canoe and dog-train—The native dogs—St. Bernard and Newfoundland dogs—The dog sleds—The guide—The dog drivers—The long journeys—Night travelling—Wondrous visions of the night.
    • Chapter Seven.
      • On the trail with the dogs, to fields ripe for the reaper—The place—The trip—The winter camp—The bitter cold—Enduring hardness—Death shaking hands with us—Many days on the trail.
    • On the trail with the dogs, to fields ripe for the reaper—The place—The trip—The winter camp—The bitter cold—Enduring hardness—Death shaking hands with us—Many days on the trail.
    • Chapter Eight.
      • Nelson River—A demonstrative welcome—First religious service—A four hours’ sermon—The chief’s eloquent reply—The old man with grandchildren in his wigwam—“Our Father”—“Then we are brothers”—“Yes”—“Then why is the white brother so long time in coming with the Gospel to his red brother?”—Glorious successes.
    • Nelson River—A demonstrative welcome—First religious service—A four hours’ sermon—The chief’s eloquent reply—The old man with grandchildren in his wigwam—“Our Father”—“Then we are brothers”—“Yes”—“Then why is the white brother so long time in coming with the Gospel to his red brother?”—Glorious successes.
    • Chapter Nine.
      • A welcome accession—The Reverend John Semmens—A devoted young missionary—First to reside At Nelson River—In labours and in perils oft—In journeyings oft by dog-trains together—The centenarian old Christian—William Papanekis—His godly life and wondrous translation.
      • The Centenarian.
    • A welcome accession—The Reverend John Semmens—A devoted young missionary—First to reside At Nelson River—In labours and in perils oft—In journeyings oft by dog-trains together—The centenarian old Christian—William Papanekis—His godly life and wondrous translation.
    • The Centenarian.
    • Chapter Ten.
      • Reverend James Evans, the peerless missionary—His journeys by canoe and dog-train—The Cree Syllabic Characters, his invention—Lord Dufferin’s words concerning him—His successes—His trials—Accidental shooting of his interpreter—Surrendering himself to the avengers—Adopted into a pagan family—Visit to England—Sudden death.
    • Reverend James Evans, the peerless missionary—His journeys by canoe and dog-train—The Cree Syllabic Characters, his invention—Lord Dufferin’s words concerning him—His successes—His trials—Accidental shooting of his interpreter—Surrendering himself to the avengers—Adopted into a pagan family—Visit to England—Sudden death.
    • Chapter Eleven.
      • Sowing and reaping—Beautiful incident—“Help me to be a Christian!”—Thirty years between the sowing and the reaping—Sorrowing, yet stubborn, Indians induced to yield by the expression, “I know where your children are!”
      • “Where are our Children?”
    • Sowing and reaping—Beautiful incident—“Help me to be a Christian!”—Thirty years between the sowing and the reaping—Sorrowing, yet stubborn, Indians induced to yield by the expression, “I know where your children are!”
    • “Where are our Children?”
    • Chapter Twelve.
      • On the trail to Sandy Bar—Sleeping on the ice—Thievish Esquimaux Dogs—Narrow Escape of Jack—Joyous welcome—Society formed—Benjamin Cameron, once a cannibal, now a lay helper—Plum-pudding—A striking instance of honesty.
    • On the trail to Sandy Bar—Sleeping on the ice—Thievish Esquimaux Dogs—Narrow Escape of Jack—Joyous welcome—Society formed—Benjamin Cameron, once a cannibal, now a lay helper—Plum-pudding—A striking instance of honesty.
    • Chapter Thirteen.
      • An Indian Lovefeast—Many witnesses—Sweet songs of Zion—The Lord’s Supper—Memoir of William Memotas, the devoted Christian.
      • William Memotas.
    • An Indian Lovefeast—Many witnesses—Sweet songs of Zion—The Lord’s Supper—Memoir of William Memotas, the devoted Christian.
    • William Memotas.
    • Chapter Fourteen.
      • Varied duties—Christianity must precede civilisation—Illustrations—Experimental farming—Ploughing with dogs—Abundance of fish—Visits from far-off Indians—Some come to disturb—Many sincere inquirers after the truth—“Where is the Missionary?”—Beren’s River Mission begun—Timothy Bear—Perils on the ice.
    • Varied duties—Christianity must precede civilisation—Illustrations—Experimental farming—Ploughing with dogs—Abundance of fish—Visits from far-off Indians—Some come to disturb—Many sincere inquirers after the truth—“Where is the Missionary?”—Beren’s River Mission begun—Timothy Bear—Perils on the ice.
    • Chapter Fifteen.
      • Small-pox pestilence—Heroic conduct of Christian Indians—Whites supplied with provisions by Red men—The guide Samuel Papanekis—His triumphant death—Nancy, the happy widow—In poverty, yet rejoicing.
    • Small-pox pestilence—Heroic conduct of Christian Indians—Whites supplied with provisions by Red men—The guide Samuel Papanekis—His triumphant death—Nancy, the happy widow—In poverty, yet rejoicing.
    • Chapter Sixteen.
      • A race for life in a blizzard storm—Saved by the marvellous intelligence of Jack—“Where is the old man, whose head was like the snow-drift?”
    • A race for life in a blizzard storm—Saved by the marvellous intelligence of Jack—“Where is the old man, whose head was like the snow-drift?”
    • Chapter Seventeen.
      • Work outside the pulpit—Polygamy and its evils—Family re-arrangements—Dangerous work at times—Practical pastoral duties—A fish sermon—Five men won to Christ.
    • Work outside the pulpit—Polygamy and its evils—Family re-arrangements—Dangerous work at times—Practical pastoral duties—A fish sermon—Five men won to Christ.
    • Chapter Eighteen.
      • Exploring new fields—The Gospel before treaties—Big Tom’s noble spirit of self-sacrifice.
    • Exploring new fields—The Gospel before treaties—Big Tom’s noble spirit of self-sacrifice.
    • Chapter Nineteen.
      • The mission among the Saulteaux established—Nelly’s death—Missionary anniversaries attended—Reverend Thomas Crosby—Travelling adventures—More working with dogs—Our new home—Visit from a chieftainess—Closing words.
    • The mission among the Saulteaux established—Nelly’s death—Missionary anniversaries attended—Reverend Thomas Crosby—Travelling adventures—More working with dogs—Our new home—Visit from a chieftainess—Closing words.
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