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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVII THE LAKGALZAP MISSION "Buried was the bloody hatchet, Buried was the dreadful war club, Buried were all warlike weapons, And the war cry was forgotten; There was peace among the natives, Unmolested roved the hunters, Built the birch canoe for sailing, Caught the fish in lake and river, Shot the deer and trapped the beaver; Unmolested worked the women, Gathered wild rice in the meadows, Dressed the skins of deer and beaver All around the happy village." Longfellow (" Hiawatha"). SHORTLY before this occurred, the Christian congregation of Indians belonging to the Methodist Mission at Lakgalzap were at their own earnest desire received into connection with the Anglican Missions on the Nass. They had long become discontented because of the too frequent change of missionaries. Their first missionary, the Rev. A. E. Green, had remained at his post for some fifteen or sixteen years, and drawn quite a congregation out of heathenism. But after his removal his successors came and went all too quickly for the adherents of the Mission. They had seen the missionaries of the Church Missionary Society at the two Missions, one at the mouth of the river and the other on the headwaters, remain at their posts for over twentyfive years, whereas they had had over twelve changes during the same period. This caused them to desire the same permanency of teachers, and hence their desire to join the Church. We discouraged the movement, although urged to act, both by petition and by deputation. Instead of acceding to their request, we assured them that we should communicate with the leaders of the Methodist Missionary Society, and hasten the appointment of a missionary. But though a teacher was sent, he only remained a few months and then resigned, owing to the brea...
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Book Description Sono Nis Pr, 1981. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0919462871