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Kahkewaquonaby, Sacred Feathers (Peter Jones) April 10th, 2014

I’ve spent the past two weeks writing about the nineteenth-century Welsh-Ojibwe chief and missionary Peter Jones (known among the Ojibwe people as Kahkewaquonaby, or “Sacred Waving Feathers”).  When he was born in his mother’s wigwam on Burlington Heights in 1802, few people would have suspected that Jones would one day become a leader of his people, frustrate the authority of a lieutenant […]

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