‘The Relations’ of the Jesuits are, of course, the prime sources of information. Consult the edition edited by R. G. Thwaites, ‘The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents’, seventy-three volumes (1896-1901). This gives the original French text with an English translation. See also Rochemonteix, ‘Les Jesuites et la Nouvelle France’; Parkman, ‘Pioneers of France’, ‘The Old Regime in Canada’, ‘The Jesuits in North America’, ’La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West’, ‘Frontenac and New France’; Harris, ‘Pioneers of the Cross in Canada’; Jones, ‘Old Huronia’, the fifth report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario; Marshall, ‘Christian Missions’; Campbell, ‘Pioneer Priests of North America’.
The following general histories contain many illuminating pages on the missions: Faillon, ’Histoire de la Colonie Francaise’; Charlevoix, ‘Histoire de la Nouvelle-France’; Boucher, ‘Canada in the Seventeenth Century’; Sagard, ‘Histoire du Canada’; Kingsford, ‘History of Canada’; Shortt and Doughty, ‘Canada and its Provinces’ (especially the chapter in the second volume by the distinguished priest, Rev. Lewis Drummond, S.J.); Winsor, ’Narrative and Critical History of America.
Reference works with valuable articles on the missions and the Indians are: ‘The Catholic Encyclopaedia’; Hodge, ‘Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico’; White, ‘Handbook of Indians of Canada’, adapted from Hodge.