Stephen Return Riggs
Stephen Return Riggs (March 23, 1812 – August 24, 1883) was a Christian missionary and linguist who lived and worked among the Dakota people.Riggs was born in Steubenville, Ohio. His career amon...
Daniel Sabin Butrick
Rev. Daniel Sabin Butrick, sometimes Buttrick, (August 25, 1789 – June 8, 1851) was commissioned in 1817 as a minister of the Word of God to the heathen, in the service of the American Board of Commis...
Elias Boudinot (Cherokee)
Elias Boudinot (born Gallegina Uwati, also known as Buck Watie) (1802 – June 22, 1839), was a member of a prominent family of the Cherokee Nation who was born in and grew up in present-day Georgia. Hi...
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Samuel Worcester
Samuel Austin Worcester (19 January 1798 – 20 April 1859), was a missionary to the Cherokee, translator of the Bible, printer and defender of the Cherokee's sovereignty. He collaborated with Eli...
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Kenneth Lee Pike
Kenneth Lee Pike (June 9, 1912–December 31, 2000) was an American linguist and anthropologist. He was the originator of the theory of tagmemics, the coiner of the terms "emic" and "etic" and th...
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Edmund Peck
Edmund James Peck (April 15, 1850 – September 10, 1924), known in Inuktitut as Uqammaq (one who talks well), was an Anglican missionary in the Canadian North on the Quebec coast of Hudson Bay an...
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Allen Wright
For the Bicktertonite figure see Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite)Allen Wright (1826-1885) was Principal chief of the Choctaw from Fall 1866 to 1870. He also became a Presbyterian mini...
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Mary B. Moser
Mary Margaret Beck Moser (October 12, 1924 - January 13, 2013) was an American field linguist and Bible translator who worked on behalf of the Seri people of Mexico for more than fifty years. She auth...
Jim Elliot
Philip James "Jim" Elliot (October 8, 1927 – January 8, 1956) was an evangelical Christian who was one of five missionaries killed while participating in Operation Auca, an attempt to evangelize...
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Rachel Saint
Rachel Saint (January 2, 1914 – November 11, 1994) was an evangelical Christian missionary from the United States who worked in Ecuador.Rachel Saint was born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. She attended the...
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Peter Jones (missionary)
Peter Jones (January 1, 1802 – June 29, 1856) was an Ojibwa Methodist minister, translator, chief and author from Burlington Heights, Upper Canada. His Ojibwa name was Kahkewāquonāby (Gakiiwegw...
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John Horden
John Horden (January 20, 1828 – January 12, 1893) was the first Anglican Bishop of Moosonee, Canada.
Horden was born in Exeter, England, and received his early schooling at St. John's School...
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John Eliot (missionary)
John Eliot (c. 1604 – 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary to the American Indians whom some called “the apostle to the Indians.”
John Eliot was born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England and lived ...
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Innocent of Alaska
Saint Innocent of Alaska (August 26, 1797 – March 31, 1879, O.S.), also known as Saint Innocent Metropolitan of Moscow (Russian Святитель Иннокентий Митрополит Московский) was a Russian Orthodox...
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Edward W. Moser
Edward W. Moser (1924–1976) was an American linguist and expert in the Seri language and culture working with the Summer institute of Linguistics.
He was born in 1924 in Joliet, Illinois. So...
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Faye Edgerton
Faye Elva Edgerton (Navajo: translated as:"The One Who Understands.") (26 March 1889- 4 March 1968) was a Bible translator with Wycliffe Bible Translators. She translated the New Testament into the Na...
William West Kirkby
William West Kirkby (Lincolnshire 1828-September 5, 1907) was an English Anglican missionary in Northern Canada. He studied at Oxford University, and was the first Anglican to preach in the Yukon Terr...
Doris Bartholomew
Doris Aileen Bartholomew (born 1930) is an American linguist whose published research specialises in the lexicography, historical and descriptive linguistics for indigenous languages in Mexico, in par...
Henry Budd
Henry Budd (circa 1812 – April 2, 1875), the first Native American ordained an Anglican priest, spent his career ministering to First Nations people.
Born to Cree parents in Norway House in what w...
Robert McDonald (missionary)
Robert McDonald (November 7, 1829 – August 20, 1913) was an Anglican missionary among First Nation peoples, particularly in the northwest Arctic.
A second generation Canadian, Robert McDonald was ...
William Cameron Townsend
William Cameron Townsend (July 9, 1896 – April 23, 1982) was a prominent twentieth-century American Christian missionary who founded Wycliffe Bible Translators and Summer Institute of Linguistic...
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