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Title Mission life in Cree-Ojibwe country : memories of a mother and son / Elizabeth Bingham Young and E. Ryerson Young ; edited and with introductions by Jennifer S.H. Brown.
Imprint Edmonton, Alberta : AU Press, [2014]

Series Our lives: diary, memoir, and letters.
Our lives (Edmonton, Alta.)
Subject Young, Elizabeth Bingham.
Young, E. Ryerson (Egerton Ryerson), 1869-1962.
Missionaries -- Manitoba -- Biography.
Methodists -- Manitoba -- Biography.
Methodist Church -- Missions -- Manitoba.
Mothers and sons -- Manitoba -- Biography.
Cree Indians -- Missions -- Manitoba.
Ojibwa Indians -- Missions -- Manitoba.
Alt Name Brown, Jennifer S. H., 1940-
Young, Elizabeth Bingham. Memoirs.
Young, E. Ryerson (Egerton Ryerson), 1869-1962. Memoirs.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 316 pages, 16 pages of plates) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- List of Abbreviations -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- PART I: Untitled Memoir of Elizabeth Bingham Young, 1927 -- a€œ1859 & Sixtysa? -- Leaving Home -- The Invitation to the North West -- From Hamilton to Detroit -- The Travelling Party -- Detroit to Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Red River -- Sojourn at Red River -- From Red River to Norway House -- Settling in at Rossville Mission -- The First Cree Visitors -- September 1868: A Brief Separation -- The Chief Factora?s Cariole Ride -- a€œGiving Out Medicinesa?
More on the WomenThe Visit of Tapastanum -- Queen Victoriaa?s Picture -- Fish, More Fish, and Household Help -- The Annual Requisition for Supplies -- Christmas, a Recent Introduction -- The New Yeara?s Feast -- Smallpox and Measles -- The Arrival of Eddie, June 1869 -- Little Mary and Eddie -- Winter Travel and the Home Front -- Prayer Meetings and Parcels -- The Arrival of Lillian -- Special Potatoes -- a€œStill at Norway Housea? -- The Birth of Nellie and the Pitfalls of Hospitality -- Two Farewells -- Back in Ontario, 1873a?74
From Ontario to Berens Rivera€œWhere Are My Quilts?a? -- A Mothera?s Crisis -- Christmas Anxiety, 1875 -- The Birth of Florence and Other Memories -- Witnessing Treaty 5 (and Two Mysterious Deaths) -- Comment: Elizabeth Younga?s Berens River Experience in Retrospect -- Leaving Berens River, 1876 -- Life in Ontario Parsonages: Port Perry, Colborne, and Bowmanville -- Our Last Two Children and Another Loss -- Postscripts -- Elizabeth Bingham Young: Method in Her Methodism -- Mission Wives at Rossville: Some Comparisons
PART II a€œ A Missionary and His Sona? and Subsequent ReminiscencesIntroduction -- A Missionary and His Son -- 1 Born at Norway House -- 2 So Little to Do With -- 3 Going to Church -- 4 a€œ Lend Me Your Little Boya? -- 5 Scientific Evenings -- 6 The Food Supply -- 7 My Mission Sisters -- 8 Talking -- 9 Operations -- 10 Pemmican -- 11 The Fish Pond -- 12 The Big Bad Wolf -- 13 Dogs -- 14 Welcome Home -- Reminiscences of 1962 for the Years 1876 to 1898 -- Leaving Berens River, 1876 -- School in Port Perry, 1876a?79 -- Other Memories of Port Perry
School Troubles and Fathera?s ResponseGrace Amanda and the Death of Jack -- Colborne, 1879a?82 -- Bowmanville, 1882a?85 -- Meaford, Brampton, and a Family Reunion -- Four Decades in Methodist Church Ministry, 1892a?1932 -- a€œ As Darkness Steals upon Mine Eyesa? : A Poem -- PART III: Supplementary Documents and Excerpts -- 1 Resolution, Quarterly Board of Hamilton City East Circuit, 4 May 1868 -- 2 The Rope from Hamilton -- 3 Adventure with a Bull at Norway House -- 4 Letters of Clarissa Bingham and Sarah Bingham to Elizabeth and Egerton Young, 1868a?69
Summary In May of 1868, Elizabeth Bingham Young and her new husband, Egerton Ryerson Young, began a long journey from Hamilton, Ontario, to the Methodist mission of Rossville. For the next eight years, Elizabeth supported her husband's work at two mission houses, Norway House and then Berens River. Her account of mission life is accompanied by that of her eldest son, ""Eddie."" Born at Norway House in 1869 and nursed by a Cree woman from infancy, Eddie was immersed in local Cree and Ojibwe life, culture, and language, in many ways exemplifying the process of reverse acculturation often in evidence amo.
Note Text in English.
ISBN 9781771990035 (pbk.)
9781771990042 (pdf)
9781771990059 (epub)
OCLC # 1048145694
Additional Format Mission life in Cree-Ojibwe country. Our lives (Edmonton, Alta.) Our lives: diary, memoir, and letters (CaOONL)20149055501.

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