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Williams, Eleazar

(ca. 1789–August 28, 1858). Probably b. Sault St. Louis (Caughnawaga), S Quebec, Can.; half-breed son of a St. Regis Indian; scout for Americans in War of 1812; appointed lay reader and catechist by an Episc. bp. for miss. work among Indians; led group of Oneida chiefs to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to est. an Indian empire; lost favor of Indians for various reasons; claimed to be “lost dauphin” of France. Tr. selected prayers from the Book* of Common Prayer into Iroquois. See also Indians, American, 9.


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