Joseph Howse- 1774- 1852; Original Howse
Pioneer from England
Joseph was an educated, articulate youth born in Cirencester, England.
apprenticed as a bookseller and stationer; a literate
man in demand.
Latin, French, Italian and Cree; a linguistic scholar for sure
To a youth
with dreams of adventure and infinite possibilities- a lure.
Howse was hired by the Hudsons Bay Company, a popular choice.
tough and intelligent"- uttered a historian voice.
HBC posts and searching for an inland trading route-
Howse continued his journey
regardless of Piegan threats so acute.
turmoil and violence between rivals eventually took its toll
Howse decided to retire and move
to Cirencester so the stories unfold.
Howse renewed his gift of
literacy and correspondence, records say
He led the
life of a gentleman, scholar and author- corresponding
Continental leaders from Rome to Berlin sought his knowledge
and Royal Geographical Society requests, he acknowledged.
Missionary Society financed the print of his Cree book-
editions titled Grammar of the Cree language- a closer look.
illustrious pioneer led a prominent life on two continents.
the Cree Language remains his English compliment.
-Howse Peak, Howse Pass and Howse River his Canadian fame.
appreciate Joseph Howse bringing glory and respect to
Carol Howard Vulliamy- 2009
Used; Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online;
Author; H. Christoph Wolfart; Date;
1851-1860 (Volume Vlll)