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More than God demands : the politics and influence of Christian missions in northwest Alaska, 1897-1918

Author: Anthony Urvina
Publisher: Fairbanks, AK : University of Alaska Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Near the turn of the twentieth century, the territorial government of Alaska put its support behind a project led by Christian missionaries to convert Alaska Native peoples--and, along the way, bring them into "civilized" American citizenship. Establishing missions in a number of areas inhabited by Alaska Natives, the program was an explicit attempt to erase ten thousand years of Native culture and replace it with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Urvina
ISBN: 9781602232938 1602232938 1602232946 9781602232945
OCLC Number: 922220806
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 311 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A peculiar work --
The Bureau of Education In Alaska --
Sectarianism, human hierarchy, & the decades of change --
The white man's window --
A matter of perspective --
A strategy for change --
The children of conflict --
Trouble comes in threes --
The reindeer files --
A perception of progress --
The exodus to Noorvik --
Missionaries and Bureau of Education teachers in northwest Alaska 1890=1918 --
Village statistics, 1910.
Responsibility: Anthony Urvina, with Sally Urvina.

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