DEAR FRIEND: Your book of stories gathered from among my tribe has very much pleased me. The reading of them brings up the days of long time ago when I was a boy and heard our old people tell these tales in the wigwams and at the camp fire.
I am very glad that you are in this way saving them from being forgotten, and I am sure that many people will be glad to read them.
With best wishes,
KECHE CHEMON (Charles Big Canoe),
Chief of the Ojibways
The Reverend Egerton R. Young (1840-1909) was a Wesleyan Methodist minister born in Ontario who served as a missionary among the Algonquin, Cree and Ojibwa.