Bruyas, Jacques a French Jesuit missionary, was born in 1637. He arrived in Canada in August, 1666, and began to labor in the interests of the Iroquois missions, which he greatly strengthened by his labors. He died at Sault St. Louis, Canada, June 15, 1712. He made a thorough study of the Mohawk language, and wrote, several works on it. His Radical Words of the Mohawk Language was published in New York in 1862.