The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Steinhauer, Henry Bird
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STEINHAUER, Henry Bird, Canadian Chippewa Indian clergyman and missionary: b. Ramak Indian Settlement, Lake Simcoe, Ontario, 1804; d. Whitefish Lake, Ontario, 29 Dec. 1885. He was adopted and educated by a German, family, and about 1840 he accompanied a Methodist missionary, Rev. James Evans, to the Canadian Northwest. He was at Norway House with Evans for about 15 years, acting as Cree interpreter and assisting the missionary in his task of forming symbolic characters for the Cree language. He was afterward ordained in the Methodist Church and established a mission at Whitefish Lake, where he labored until his death. He translated nearly all of the Bible into the Cree language.