Egerton Ryerson Young was born at Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada on April 7th, 1840. After his education at the Normal School in Ontario and his ordination as a minister, he entered the ministry. When he was 27-years old, he received a commission to become a missionary to the Canadian Indians, first serving at the Norway House in the Northwest Territories. This launched his ministry, which lasted for many years, to the Canadian Indians whom he served faithfully with his wife, Elizabeth Bingham of Bradford, Ontario and their children.
Young's deep and obvious love and respect for the Indians, and his efforts to being them to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, are written in the pages of this book. Stories from Indian Wigwams and Northern Campfires will educate those unfamiliar with the incredible ways of survival and existence among the Indian people in Canada of the 19th Century and will inspire believers to serve the Lord more wholeheartedly.