Collection ID



Bible - Printed Book




United States




Printed on paper


7.1 × 4.4 × 0.7 in. (18 × 11.2 × 1.8 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on View

This edition of the Gospel of Matthew was translated into Mohawk by Henry Aaron Hill, an American Indian missionary, catechist, and translator who worked among the Mohawk people of Upper Canada and northern New York State. Hill’s translation was one of many Mohawk translations of biblical books and other religious works to appear in the first decades of the nineteenth century by Christian missionaries such as William Hess and Thompson S. Harris. This text was published on behalf of the Young Men’s Bible Society of New York, an arm of the Bible Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Printed in 1836 by Howe & Bates, New York City, New York. Acquired by 1924 by the Mattatuck Historical Society, Waterbury, Connecticut.[1] Acquired by 2010 by Gene Albert (Christian Heritage Museum), Hagerstown, Maryland; Privately purchased in 2010 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1]The Mattatuck Historical Society’s nameplate is located on the book’s inside cover, with the date 1924.

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