Sharing the Word:
The Development and Use of Syllabics by Missionaries in Western Canada
Between June 23 and September 17, the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) presented a display on the development
and use of syllabics as a system for writing native languages. First developed by Methodist James Evans in the 1840s,
the system was quickly adopted by other missionaries working with native people. This display was developed cooperatively
by the archivists of The United Church of Canada, the Anglican Church and the Oblate Order of the Roman Catholic Church.