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The Coming of the Book to Indian Country

Phillip H. Round

in Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833902
eISBN:
9781469606347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899472_round.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter outlines how John Eliot's literacy mission served not only as the cornerstone of later book-centered Euro-American ideologies of conquest but also as the starting point for several ... More


Catechists and Catechism

Nancy Farriss

in Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190884109
eISBN:
9780190884130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884109.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History, History of Religion

The religious orders recruited the aid of the Indian ruling classes in introducing Christianity, and this alliance served to support both the new religion and the old elites. Their monopoly of ... More


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