The Lord's Prayer in Odawa/Ojibwe, 1897
The following was published in 1897 by Andrew J. Blackbird, from his book on Indians of Michigan, The Ottawa and Chippewa. According to the book's introduction, Andrew J. Blackbird's Indian name is Mack-aw-de-be-nessy (Black Hawk) and he was the son of an Odawa chief. For many years, he was an Interpreter for various Indian agents, then was appointed postmaster of Little Traverse (Harbor Springs, Michigan).
The Lord's Prayer
Nossinaw wau-kwing e-bi-yon au-pe-gwish ki-tchi-twaw-wend-aming
ki-daw-no-zo-win, au-pe-gish pi-daw-gwi-shi-no-maw-gok
ki-do-gimaw-o-win, eni-daw-mon au-pe-gish izhi-wa-bawk, ti-bish-ko
wau-kwining migo kaie au-king. Me-zhi-shi-nong nongo au-gi-zhi-gawk nin
baw-kwe-zhi-gaw-ni-mi-naw menik e-you-yong en-daw-so ki-zhi-gok.
Po-ni-gi-tay-taw-wi-shi-nong kaie kaw-nish ki-i-nangi ti-bish-kou
ezhi-poni-gi-day-taw-wou-gi-dwaw kaw-nishki-i-yo-mindjig, ke-go kaie
izhi-wi-zhe-shi-kong-gay kaw-gwe-tibandji-gay-wi-ning, au-tchi-tchaw-yi-ing
dansh etaw ini-naw-maw-wi-shi-nong maw-tchaw-yi-e-wish. Kin maw-ki-daw-yon
o-gi-maw-owin, mawsh-kaw-wi-si-win kaie pi-shi-gain-daw-go-si-win,
kaw-ge-gay-kaw-mig au-pi-nay dash kaie-e-go kaw-gi-nig. Amen.