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COPWAY, George, Indian chief and author, born in Michigan in August, 1820. His name in the Ojibway language, in which tribe he was born, is KAHGEGWAGEBOW. He was for many years connected with the press of New York City, and lectured extensively in Europe and the United States. Among his publications are a translation of the " Acts of the Apostles" into his native language (1838); " Recollections of a Forest Life" (1847); " The Ojibway Conquest," a poem (New York, 1850); " Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation" (Boston, 1850); "Organization of a New Indian Territory" (1850); "Running Sketches of Men and Places in England, France, Germany, Belgium, and Scotland" (New York, 1851); and "Copway's American Indian." See "Life, Letters, and Speeches of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowb" (New York, 1850).
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