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Salvation and the savage : an analysis of Protestant missions and American Indian response, 1787--1862

Author: Robert F Berkhofer
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
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The great, pre-Civil War attempt of Protestant missionaries to Christianize Native Americans is found by Robert F. Berkofer, Jr. to be a significant point of contact with enduring lessons for American thought. The irony displayed by this relationship, he says, did not really lie in the disparity between Anglo-Saxon ideals and the actual treatment of first peoples but in the failure of all, including the missions, to  Read more...
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Berkhofer, Robert F. Jr.
Salvation and the Savage : An Analysis of Protestant Missions and American Indian Response, 1787--1862.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Berkhofer
ISBN: 9780813162102 0813162106
OCLC Number: 900345021
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; I: The Grand Object; II: Nurseries of Morality; III: Temples in the Forest; IV: An Industrious Citizenry; V: Other Whites; VI: Jehovah's Stepchildren; VII: Christians versus Pagans; Epilogue. The Harvest Unreaped; Bibliographical Essay; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Responsibility: by Robert F. Berkhofer, Jr.

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The great, pre-Civil War attempt of Protestant missionaries to Christianize Native Americans is found by Robert F. Berkofer, Jr. to be a significant point of contact with enduring lessons for American thought. The irony displayed by this relationship, he says, did not really lie in the disparity between Anglo-Saxon ideals and the actual treatment of first peoples but in the failure of all, including the missions, to see that both sides had ultimately behaved according to their cultural values. Using the records of missions to sixteen tribes in various regions of the United States, Berkofer has.

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