Sunday, John, or Shah-wun-dals

Sunday, John, or Shah-Wun-Dals was a native Indian, born in New York State in 1795-6. He belonged to the Missisauga section of the Ojibway nation, and when a young man he served in the British army against the United States. He was converted in 1826, and shortly after was appointed a leader among the converted Belleville Indians. He was the earliest evangelical pioneer to the tribes on the north waters of Lakes Huron and Superior. In 1832 he was received into the Conference and was ordained in 1836, and the same year accompanied Rev. William Lord to England to plead the cause of missions, and remained a year at that work. A large part of his ministerial labor was performed under the direction of Rev. William Case; and he had charge of Alderville, Rice and Mud Lake, and Muncietown circuits. He died Dec. 14, 1875. See Minutes of the Ontario conference, 1876, p. 12.

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