By Theresa M. Schenck
This is often the 1st full-length biography of William W. Warren (1825–53), an Ojibwe interpreter, historian, and legislator within the Minnesota Territory. dedicated to the pursuits of the Ojibwe at a time of presidency makes an attempt at removing, Warren lives on in his influential ebook historical past of the Ojibway, nonetheless the main broadly learn and stated resource at the Ojibwe humans. The son of a Yankee fur dealer and an Ojibwe-French mom, Warren grew up in a frontier group of combined cultures. Warren's loyalty to executive Indian guidelines used to be challenged, yet by no means his loyalty to the Ojibwe humans. In his brief lifestyles the problems with which he was once involved integrated land rights, treaties, Indian elimination, mixed-blood politics, and kingdom and federal Indian policy. Theresa M. Schenck has assembled a amazing selection of newly chanced on files. Dozens of letters and different writings light up not just Warren’s center and brain but in addition a time of radical swap in American Indian heritage. those files, mixed with Schenck’s observation, supply historic and contextual viewpoint on Warren’s existence, at the breadth of his actions, and at the complexity of the guy himself; as such they provide an invaluable and long-awaited better half to Warren’s historical past of the Ojibway. (20080709)
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I fear that the money I understand you sent to him has had a bad inﬂuence which has got him somewhat unsteady but he has disposed of it all. ” The other boys remained in Whitesboro with one of their teachers and were attending another school there. It was hoped that George, who had learned the printing business, would be able to ﬁnd a place in the spring, but Edward, who had not learned a trade, would ﬁnd it more difﬁcult to get employment. 21 In February James Henry was able to secure a situation for George in a printing ofﬁce in Rochester, and sent him the necessary money and directions to take the stage to Clarkson.
There are eleven in all who read in the N. —two in arithmetic & one, the boy from the Mack. ”28 One wonders if the interpreter was young William Warren. There are no other glimpses of William’s early life in La Pointe. He may have accompanied his father on some of his trading voyages to the interior. He most certainly participated in the annual trip to the sugar bush, a traditional family activity. 29 Four more children were born to the Warrens at La Pointe: Charlotte (1829–1884), Julia (1832–1925), Mary (1835–1925), and Sophia (1837– 1933).
Education F amily letters suggest that Lyman Warren Sr. had made a trip to western Lake Superior sometime prior to 1834 to visit his son and his grandchildren at La Pointe. 1 At the invitation of his son, the elder Warren again traveled to La Pointe in the summer of 1836, and returned to Clarkson, New York, with two of his grandsons, William, age eleven, and Truman, age nine. Also accompanying them was nineyear-old Roger Aitken, son of William Aitken, trader at Sandy Lake. According to a letter written by Lyman Warren Sr.
William W. Warren: The Life, Letters, and Times of an Ojibwe Leader (American Indian Lives) by Theresa M. Schenck