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Widder, Keith R.

Overview
Works: 9 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 2,056 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Guidebooks 
Classifications: E99.M47, 266.0089970774923
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Most widely held works by Keith R Widder
Battle for the soul Métis children encounter evangelical Protestants at Mackinaw Mission, 1823-1837 by Keith R Widder ( )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1823 William and Amanda Ferry opened a boarding school for Metis children on Mackinac Island, Michigan Territory, setting in motion an intense spiritual battle to win the souls and change the lives of the children, their parents, and all others living at Mackinac. Battle for the Soul demonstrates how a group of enthusiastic missionaries, empowered by an uncompromising religious motivation, served as agents of Americanization. The Ferry's high hopes crumbled, however, as they watched their work bring about a revival of Catholicism and their students refuse to abandon the fur trade as a way of life. The story of the Mackinaw Mission is that of people who held different world views negotiating to create a "middle-ground" society with room for all
Beyond Pontiac's shadow : Michilimackinac and the Anglo-Indian War of 1763 by Keith R Widder ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book Jacket: On June 2, 1763, the Ojibwe captured Michigan's Fort Michilimackinac from the British. Ojibwe warriors from villages on Mackinac Island and along the Cheboygan River had surprised the unsuspecting garrison while playing a game of baggatiway. On the heels of the capture, Odawa from nearby L'Arbre Croche arrived to rescue British prisoners, setting into motion a complicated series of negotiations between the Ojibwe, Odawa, and the Menominee and other Indians from Wisconsin. Because nearly all Native people in the Michilimackinac borderland had allied themselves with the British before the attack, they refused to join the Michilimackinac Ojibwe in their effort to oust the British from the upper country; the turmoil effectively halted the fur trade. Beyond Pontiac's Shadow examines the circumstances leading up to the attack and the course of events in the aftermath that resulted in the regarrisoning of the fort and the restoration of the fur trade. At the heart of this discussion is an analysis of French-Canadian and Indian communities at the Straits of Mackinac and throughout the pays d'en haut. An accessible guide to this important period in Michigan, American, and Canadian history, Beyond Pontiac's Shadow sheds invaluable light on a political and cultural crisis
At the crossroads : Michilimackinac during the American Revolution by David A Armour ( Book )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveille till taps; soldier life at Fort Mackinac, 1780-1895 by Keith R Widder ( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. William Beaumont : the Mackinac years by Keith R Widder ( Book )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mackinac National Park, 1875-1895 by Keith R Widder ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michilimackinac : a handbook to the site by David A Armour ( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Together as family : métis children's response to evangelical Protestants at the Mackinaw Mission, 1823-1837 by Keith R Widder ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Battle for the Soul Metis Children Encounter Evangelical Protestants at Mackinaw Mission, 1823- by Keith R Widder ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1823 William and Amanda Ferry opened a boarding school for Metis children on Mackinac Island, Michigan Territory, setting in motion an intense spiritual battle to win the souls and change the lives of the children, their parents, and all others living at Mackinac. Battle for the Soul demonstrates how a group of enthusiastic missionaries. empowered by an uncompromising religious motivation, served as agents of Americanization. The Ferrys' high hopes crumbled, however, as they watched their work bring about a revival of Catholicism and their students refuse to abandon the fur trade as a way of life. The story of the Mackinaw Mission is that of people who held differing world views negotiating, to create a "middle-ground", a society with room for all
 
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