Battle for the soul [electronic resource] : Métis children encounter evangelical Protestants at Mackinaw Mission, 1823-1837 / Keith R. Widder.
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- East Lansing, Mich. : Michigan State University Press, c1999.
1 online resource (296 p.)
- Ojibwa Indians -- Missions.
Evangelicalism -- Michigan -- Mackinac Island (Island).
Metis -- Cultural assimilation -- Michigan -- Mackinac Island (Island).
Metis -- Missions -- Michigan -- Mackinac Island (Island).
Mackinaw Mission -- History.
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- In 1823 William and Amanda Ferry opened a boarding school for Métis 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
- Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Foreshadows; Chapter I: The Métis Family: Origins and Characteristics; Chapter II: "Go Ye into All the World..."; Chapter III: Mackinac, 1815-1830: A Métis Community Responds to Americanization; Chapter IV: Evangelical Ministry to the Multi-Ethnic Community at Mackinac, 1822-1837; Chapter V: Together as Family; Afterword; Appendix 1: Children at Mackinaw Mission; Appendix 2: Missionaries at Mackinac and Lake Superior, 1822-1837; Appendix 3: Letters Containing Conversion Accounts Written by Students at Mackinaw Mission
Appendix 4: "A Sketch of the Seat of War between the Chippeways and Sioux"Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-241) and index.
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