George Henry, or Maungwudaus, meaning "the great hero," or "courageous," Mississauga (Ojibwa) interpreter, Methodist mission worker, performer (b on the NW shore of Lk Ontario c 1807; d after 1851). Educated in Methodist mission schools, George Henry seemed designed for a role in the church as interpreter and translator. A more exciting career, however, attracted him. In 1844 he organized an Indian troupe which toured Britain and the continent from 1845-48, putting on Indian dances and exhibitions. After his return from Europe Maungwudaus performed for several years in Canada and the US, and later became a well-known Indian herbalist. He wrote a pamphlet, An Account of the Chippewa Indians, who have been travelling among the Whites, in the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, France and Belgium
(1848), excerpts from which are found in P. Petrone, First People, First Voices
DONALD B. SMITH
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Elders and traditional teachers representing the Blackfoot, Cree, Ojibwe, Mohawk, and Mi’kmaq share teachings about their history and culture. Animated graphics visualize each of the oral teachings. This website also provides biographies of participants, transcripts, and an extensive array of learning resources for students and their teachers. In English with French subtitles.