Educated in Methodist mission schools, George Henry (Maungwudaus) seemed designed for a role in the church as interpreter and translator. A more exciting career, however, attracted him. In 1844 he organized an Indigenous troupe which toured Britain and the continent from 1845-48, putting on dances and exhibitions. After his return from Europe, Maungwudaus performed for several years in Canada and the US, and later became a well-known 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 (1983). (See also Ojibwa).
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Smith, Donald B.. "George Henry (Maungwudaus)". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 31 January 2017, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/george-henry. Accessed 18 February 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Smith, D., George Henry (Maungwudaus) (2017). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/george-henry
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Smith, Donald B., "George Henry (Maungwudaus)". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 04, 2008; last modified January 31, 2017. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/george-henry
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Donald B. Smith, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "George Henry (Maungwudaus)", last modified January 31, 2017, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/george-henry
George Henry (Maungwudaus)
|Article by||Donald B. Smith|
|Published Online||February 4, 2008|
|Last Edited||December 16, 2013|
George Henry, or Maungwudaus, meaning "the great hero," or "courageous," Mississauga (Ojibwa) interpreter, Methodist mission worker, performer (born on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario circa 1807; died after 1851).
Image: Maun-gua-daus Collection / /Library and Archives Canada / PA-125840.