Traces of the Past: The main quality needed in a Native chief
Note: What is eloquence? Do we choose our leaders based on their eloquence in society today?
“[…] any authority their chief has sits at the tip of his tongue; his is only as powerful as he is eloquent.”
Relations des Jésuits, (1633-1634). Cited in Alain BEAULIEU, Convertir les fils de Caïn : Jésuites et Amérindiens nomades en Nouvelle-France, 1632-1642, Nuit Blanche Éditeur, 1990, Québec, p. 31.
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