Books – Letters & Correspondence

  • The Orders of the Dreamed

    George Nelson on Cree and Northern Ojibwa Religion and Myth, 1823

    Jennifer S.H. Brown (Editor), Robert Brightman (Editor)

    Among Anglo-Canadian fur traders of the early nineteenth century, George Nelson stands out for his interest in the life and ways of the native people he encountered. In 1823 Nelson was serving as a Hudson’s Bay Company clerk in charge of the post at Lac la Ronge, an outpost of Ile a la Crosse in northeastern Saskatchewan. During that time he kept a letter-journal, addressed to his father, in which he related his observations of Cree and Northern Ojibwa religion and myth. This document is reproduced here for the first time.

    Published January 1990 | Critical Studies in Native History, Indigenous Studies, Letters & Correspondence