An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church


(c. 1813-June 11, 1902). American Indian priest and missionary. He was born on the north shore of Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada, and was a member of the Chippewa (Ojibwe) Nation. His name means “one-who-stands-before-his-people.” After he was baptized by a Methodist preacher he took the name John Johnson. Some time before 1850 he was given a Prayer Book. Through the influence of James Lloyd Breck he became a candidate for ordination in the Episcopal Church. He was ordained deacon on July 3, 1859, and priest on June 2, 1867. Enmegahbowh and Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple of Minnesota worked together among the Indians until Enmegahbowh's death at White Earth, Minnesota.

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