LORD'S PRAYER IN THE WYANDOT LANGUAGE
This document is the Lord's Prayer written in the Wyandot language with an
English translation. The document, written by the the Reverend James B. Finley,
is part of his collection (Rev. James B. Finley, Local History Collection 72).
Rev. Finley, a Methodist Episcopal minister, was appointed to his post at the
Wyandot Reservation in Wyandot County, Ohio. He served from 1821 to 1827, and
published several accounts of his experience as missionary to the Wyandots,
including Life Among the Indians. The document, measuring 13" x 15", was
used by Finley to assist in converting the Wyandots to Christianity. In addition
to the church, the Wyandot mission contained a farm and a school, where
fifty-one children received instruction during Finley's tenure. Assisted by
Wyandot leaders, Mononcue and Between-the-Logs, Finley successfully converted
many of the Wyandots. However, the federal government forced the Wyandots to
leave their Ohio lands. In 1843, they were transported to Kansas.
|The Lord's Prayer written in the Wyandot language