: French to Algonquin dictionary, supposedly in the hand of P. (likely "Pere" or Father Dominique) Duranquet (1813-1900) of the Society of Jesus. The first page of this volume is stamped Church of the Holy Cross, Menemikong, Ontario, Canada. Father Duranquet (sometimes spelled du Ranquet) was a Jesuit missionary born in France, who settled in eastern Canada around 1842 and worked closely with the Native tribes, including the Sulpicians and Ojibwa. He worked at missions along the Ottawa River, on Walpole Island, and in Wikwemikong before being assigned to the Mission of the Immaculate Conception, near Fort William on the shore of Lake Superior. In addition to an extensive journal he kept from 1853 to 1877, covering his travels throughout the region served by his mission, Duranquet compiled this detailed dictionary of the local Algonquin language. This language, spoken in Quebec and Ontario and sometimes spelled Algonkin, is an Ojibwan language, and part of the larger Algonquian language family. View on Ohio Memory.
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