Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices from Nineteenth-Century Canada is the long-awaited publication that continues the story of the lives of eight key Mississaugas of Credit River. The book contains the history of the Mississaugas of the New Credit when they lived along the Credit River in Ontario prior to their relocation their present-day community. The book opens with a chapter about the life of Peter Jones (1802-1856). Jones became a Methodist convert and from there became a minister.
Honore Jaxon: Prairie Visionary by historian Donald B Smith examines the intriguing life of William Henry Jackson (1861-1952) who assumed an Indigenous Métis identity in the manner of Long Lance and Grey Owl. William Henry Jackson was born an Anglo-Saxon Methodist in Southern Ontario. Leaving behind that identity, he served as Louis Riel's secretary during the 1885 Resistance, narrowly avoiding lengthy imprisonment. Escaping an asylum for the insane, he went on to become a prominent labour leader in Chicago, finally trying his hand as a real-estate developer in New York City.
Aboriginal Ontario: Historical Perspectives on the First Nations is a collection of 17 archaeological and historical essays about the history of First Nations in Ontario from precontact to the 1980s. The 14 authors offer accounts about the Algonquian and Iroquoian First Nations whose traditional territories covered the whole of the province. The first part of the book looks at the climate and landforms of the region as well as the material culture of the First Nations from the perspective of the archaeologist.
Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance: The Glorious Imposter is the fascinating account of the life of Sylvester Long (1890-1932) of North Carolina as he managed to convince an unsuspecting public that he was not Black but rather he was either Cherokee or Blackfoot (Siksika). This account by renowned historian Donald Smith offers readers an engaging biography and an intriguing historical mystery. With impeccable scholarship and numerous historical photographs, the author presents the imposter's life as Long deceives both American and Canadian officials.
Sacred Feathers: The Reverend Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby) and the Mississauga Indians, second edition, is the first comprehensive biography of Peter Jones, the son of a Welsh surveyor and a Mississauga woman. Born in 1802, Peter Jones lived a distinguished life literally between two worlds. He lived the traditional Ojibwa lifestyle with his mother's family in southern Ontario. Later he lived with his father learning English and a trade. Following his conversion, Peter became a Methodist minister.