276 John S. Long fonds. — 1984-1986.

2 cm of texutal records.

Biographical Sketch:

John Stephen Long (1948-2016), historian and educator, was graduated with an Ed.D. from the University of Toronto – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 1986.  His research and writing has concentrated on the Western James Bay Cree and the impact of European missionary contact and Treaty No.9.

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of articles by John S. Long including:  Rev. E.A. Watkins: Missionary to the Cree: 1852-1857 (1985); Kitche Manito Re-Examined: Some Eastern Cree notions of a Supreme Being, based on an interview with Richard J. Preston; Re-introducing Christianity to the Western James Bay Cree: their own Accounts of Early Missionary Activity (1985); “People use to be Fine when Everybody had their own Pews”: The Politics of Education in Moose Factory, Ontario (1986); and John Horden Biography, a brief biography with an extended bibliography.


  • Title based on contents of fonds.
  • 1 folder.
  • Acquired from John S. Long

Related fonds:

Diocese of Moosonee collection

General Notes:

  • GSA holds publications by John S. Long in the historical library.
  • GSA holds Cree language dictionaries written by the Rev. E.A.  Watkins.


Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

Personal Names:

  • Horden, John, 1828-1893.
  • Watkins, Edwin Arthur, 1827-1907
  • Preston, Richard J.


Cree Indians.

Accession numbers:  M84-3