The CREDIT MISSION was an Indian Mission on the
Funded with the proceeds from Purchase #22 or #23, building began in
1826 under the leadership of Peter Jones . When construction began,
about 200 Indians lived at the settlement in temporary structures.
Thirty log cabins were constructed on the 200 acres (0.81 km2) of
reserved land. That year
Egerton Ryerson was assigned to the
settlement as a
In 1829, after the death of one of the band's three chiefs John Cameron , Peter Jones was elected to fill his position.
In 1830, John Jones retired from the position of schoolteacher, as he
was afflicted with
In an 1836 inspection of the settlement, Lieutenant Governor Francis
Bond Head called it the “cleanest, neatest and most civilised of all
the Indian settlements he had seen.” Although the provincial
government had initially been favorable to the settlement, relations
darkened as the Indians of the Credit clung to the