Mission Life in Cree-Ojibwe Country Paperback
Memories of a Mother and Son
by E. Ryerson Young; Elizabeth Bingham Young;
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Mission Life in Cree-Ojibwe Country
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Cared for by a Cree woman almost from infancy, Eddie spent his early childhood immersed in local Cree and Ojibwe life, culture, and language, in many ways exemplifying the process of reverse acculturation often in evidence among the children of missionaries. He, too, left behind hitherto unpublished reminiscences, one composed around 1935 and a second dictated shortly before his death. Like those of his mother, Eddie's memories capture the sensory and emotional texture of mission life, a life in which the Christian faith is implicit rather than prominently on display, while also providing an intriguing counterpoint to his mother's recollections. Like all memoirs, these are refracted through the prism of time, and yet they remain startling in their immediacy. Together, the writings of mother and son-conjoined here with a selection of archival documents that supplement the main narratives, with the whole meticulously edited by Jennifer S. H. Brown-afford an all too uncommon opportunity to contemplate mission life from the ground up.
Mission Life in Cree-Ojibwe Country by E. Ryerson Young; Elizabeth Bingham Young was published by AU Press in December 2014. The ISBN for Mission Life in Cree-Ojibwe Country is 9781771990035.
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|Author / Artist||E. Ryerson Young; Elizabeth Bingham Young|
|Publisher||AU Press (December 2014)|
|Number of Pages||660|
|Page last updated||12th August 2016|