Enmegahbowh

A Closer Look

Enmegahbowh (baptized John Johnson) was born in 1820, the son of an Ojibway chief in Ontario. He was recruited and educated by Methodist missionaries and assisted them in their work in Michigan and Wisconsin. In 1845, he met Episcopal missionary priest Ezekial Gear at Fort Snelling and switched to Epsicopalianism.

In 1852 he co-founded the St. Columba Mission at Gull Lake with James Lloyd Breck and in 1859 was ordained as a deacon in the Episcopal church. At risk to his own life, he played a significant role in warning whites about collusion between Ojibway Chief Hole-in the-Day and Sioux leader Little Crow during the U.S. Dakota War. He became a good friend of Henry Whipple and founded a church at the White Earth reservation. He also inspired the negotiation of a lasting peace between the Ojibway and the Dakota in 1869. He died in 1902 at the age of 82.

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Alexander Faribault

Beaver
Buffalo
Children
Farming
Faribault's French House
Fur Trade
Making the Town Grow
Request
Site of the Bluffs
Trading Post
Translated

Mary Whipple

Bed Bugs
Divinity Students
Emma and Eva Havens
Emma Willard School
Eva's Death
Hastings to Faribault
Hawaiian Fever
Learning
Letters
Letter of August 25, 1862
Longed to Travel
Mary's Wedding
Muhlenberg
Pets
Sandwich Islands
Soap to Sausages
Some Clothing
Sound of Bells

Taopi

Baptism
Big Woods
Fort Snelling
Ginseng
Injuries
Map
Saving Others
When it Started

Henry Whipple

Back Home
Bad Teeth
Bashaw
Correspondence
East to School
Enmegahbowh
Frozen
Gull Lake
Loved to Fish
Six Children
Time of Crisis
Treatment of Indians
Underwear
Youngest Child


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