[Catechism in the Mohawk language]
1 [untitled] manuscript in Mohawk, approximately 60 leaves, quarto [Canada? ca. 1700]. Volume containing prayers, hymns, and the Catholic liturgy in the language of the Mohawks living along the St. Lawrence River, most probably either at Sault St. Louis (St. Regis) or Caughnewaga. The manuscript is attributed to Rev. Jacques Bruyas, S.J. (1635-1712), although the actual writer of the document is not known for certain. Emendations in the text suggest that the manuscript was in actual use during most, if not all, of the eighteenth century.
John Gilmary Shea bookplate inside upper cover. Bound in deerskin (?) with metal clasps. Probably created for the use of Mohawk catechumens. The volume has been conserved and digitized.
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