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The Resource Writing Indians : literacy, Christianity, and native community in early America, Hilary E. Wyss

Writing Indians : literacy, Christianity, and native community in early America, Hilary E. Wyss

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Writing Indians : literacy, Christianity, and native community in early America
Title
Writing Indians
Title remainder
literacy, Christianity, and native community in early America
Statement of responsibility
Hilary E. Wyss
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Language
eng
Summary
"Focusing on New England missionary settlements from the mid-seventeenth to the early nineteenth century, Hilary E. Wyss examines the ways in which Native American converts to Christianity developed their own distinct identity within the context of a colonial culture." "With an approach that weaves together literature, religious studies, and ethnohistory, Wyss grounds her work in the analysis of a rarely read body of "autobiographical" writings by Christian Indians, including letters, journal entries, and religious confessions. She then juxtaposes these documents to the writings of better-known Native Americans such as Samson Occom as well as to the published works of Anglo-Americans, such as Mary Rowlandson's famous captivity narrative and Eleazor Wheelock's accounts of his charity schools." "In their search for ostensibly "authentic" Native voices, scholars have tended to overlook the writings of Christian Indians. Yet, Wyss argues, these texts reveal the emergence of a dynamic Native American identity through Christianity. More specifically, they show how the active appropriation of New England Protestantism contributed to the formation of a particular Indian identity that resisted colonialism by using its language against itself."--BOOK JACKET
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Wyss, Hilary E
Dewey number
810.9/897
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.I52
LC item number
W95 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Native Americans of the Northeast
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Indians of North America
  • Christian converts
  • Indians of North America
  • American literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Indians of North America
  • Literacy
  • Religion in literature
  • Indians in literature
  • Autobiography
  • New England
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Writing Indians : literacy, Christianity, and native community in early America, Hilary E. Wyss
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-202) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Writing in the margins: Christian Indian identity, 1643-1829 -- Literacy, captivity, and redemption: the Christian Indians of King Philip's War -- "Things that do accompany salvation": Indian converts, transculturation, and reculturation -- Captivity and Christianity: Stockbridge, new Stockbridge, and the place of history -- "One head, one heart, and one blood": Christian community and native identity at Brotherton -- Epilogue: A son of the forest and a preacher of the Gospel: narratives of captivity and conversion
Control code
43729087
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781558492646
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00036384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Writing Indians : literacy, Christianity, and native community in early America, Hilary E. Wyss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Writing in the margins: Christian Indian identity, 1643-1829 -- Literacy, captivity, and redemption: the Christian Indians of King Philip's War -- "Things that do accompany salvation": Indian converts, transculturation, and reculturation -- Captivity and Christianity: Stockbridge, new Stockbridge, and the place of history -- "One head, one heart, and one blood": Christian community and native identity at Brotherton -- Epilogue: A son of the forest and a preacher of the Gospel: narratives of captivity and conversion
Control code
43729087
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 207 pages
Isbn
9781558492646
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00036384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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