St. Louis: B. Herder, 1885. ,140,pp. including illustrations. 16mo. Frontis. Original sheep backed pink printed boards. Manuscript title on spine, boards soiled and edgeworn. Ex- lib. with two small stamps. Lightly tanned. Very good. Item #WRCAM28880
Stories from the Old and New Testament, rendered in a narrative style in the Chippewa language. Included are retellings of the Creation, Adam and Eve, the Great Flood, Abraham and Isaac, the Ten Commandments, the Birth of Christ, the Sermon on the Mount, the Raising of Lazarus, and the Crucifixion, all accompanied by engravings. Rev. Casimir Vogt was a missionary to the Chippewa Indians in Wisconsin. "A mixed-blood Indian from Red Cliff Reservation, named John Gordon, assisted in the preparation of this work" - Pilling. OCLC locates ten copies. PILLING, ALGONQUIAN, p.518. AYER, INDIAN LINGUISTICS (CHIPPEWA) 151.