The Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation (1850) was one of the first books of Indigenous history written by an Indigenous author. The book blends nature writing and narrative to describe the language, religious beliefs, stories, land, work, and play of the Ojibway people. Born in Trenton, Ontario, in 1818, George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh) wrote extensively on Aboriginal peoples and, as an ordained Methodist minister, worked as a missionary among several First Nations. Reissue of the 1850 edition with afterword by Shelley Hulan, associate professor of history at the University of Waterloo. This reissue retains all spellings and original illustrations; only the obvious typos have been corrected.