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Jesus od Ijitwawin. A Catechism in the Otchipwe Language, 1884  

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Jesus od Ijitwawin. A Short Catechism of the Christian Doctrine in the Otchipwe Language.


St. Louis

B. Herder



103 pp. 14x9 cm (5½x3¾"), leather backed marbled boards. 

A catechism entirely in the Chippewa dialect of the Algonquin language. The format is in a question-and-answer style. "Father Gafron writes me that he was prevented by circumstances from reading the proof of this work, and that it contains many typographic errors" - Pilling. An errata list would be published in 1884. Father John Gafron was a Prussian-born missionary who worked with the Chippewa in Nebraska before moving to Wisconsin. Ayer Indian Linguistics (Chippewa) 55. Pilling Algonquian, p.198.

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Front board detached, rear board nearly detached, wear and soiling to boards, rubbing to extremities, insides clean; worthy of restoration.

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