To Live Upon Hope PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

To Live Upon Hope free pdf Two Northeast Indian communities with similar histories of colonization accepted Congregational and Moravian missionaries, respectively, within five years of one another: the Mohicans of Stockbridge, Massachusetts (1735), and Shekomeko, in Dutchess County, New York (1740). In To Live upon Hope, Rachel Wheeler explores the question of what "missionary Christianity" became in the hands of these two native communities. The Mohicans of Stockbridge and Shekomeko drew different conclusions from their experiences with colonial powers. Both tried to preserve what they deemed core elements of Mohican culture. The Indians of Stockbridge believed education in English cultural ways was essential to their survival and cast their acceptance of the mission project as a means of preserving their historic roles as cultural intermediaries. The Mohicans of Shekomeko, by contrast, sought new sources of spiritual power that might be accessed in order to combat the ills that came with colonization, such as alcohol and disease. Through extensive research, especially in the Moravian records of day-to-day life, Wheeler offers an understanding of the lived experience of Mohican communities under colonialism. She complicates the understanding of eighteenth-century American Christianity by demonstrating that mission programs were not always driven by the destruction of indigenous culture and the advancement of imperial projects. To Live upon Hope challenges the prevailing view of accommodation or resistance as the two poles of Indian responses to European colonization. Colonialism placed severe strains on native peoples, Wheeler finds, yet Indians also exercised a level of agency and creativity that aided in their survival.

About Rachel Wheeler

Rachel Wheeler is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Details Book

Author : Rachel Wheeler
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Data Published : 13 December 2012
ISBN : 0801478898
EAN : 9780801478895
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews To Live Upon Hope



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Red Brethren free pdfRed Brethren

    New England Indians created the multitribal Brothertown and Stockbridge communities during the eighteenth century with the intent of using Christianity and civilized reforms to cope with white expansion..


  • Dry Bones and Indian Sermons free pdfDry Bones and Indian Sermons

    Native converts to Christianity. dubbed "praying Indians" by seventeenth-century English missionaries. have long been imagined as benign cultural intermediaries between English settlers and "savages..


  • If You Lived with the Indians of the Northwest Coast free pdfIf You Lived with the Indians of the Northwest Coast

    This is a child's eye view of a fascinating Native American culture--the Indians of the Pacific northwest. The story gives an idea of what it would be like to live with this tribe of fishers..


  • The American Revolution in Indian Country free pdfThe American Revolution in Indian Country

    This study presents the first broad coverage of Indian experiences in the American Revolution rather than Indian participation as allies or enemies of contending parties. Colin Calloway focuses on eight Indian communities as he explores how the Revolution often translated into war among Indians and their own struggles for independence..


  • Last of the Mohicans free pdfLast of the Mohicans

    The classic tale of Hawkeye--Natty Bumppo--the frontier scout who turned his back on "civilization." and his friendship with a Mohican warrior as they escort two sisters through the dangerous wilderness of Indian country in frontier America..


  • To Live Upon Hope free pdfTo Live Upon Hope

    . Two Northeast Indian communities with similar histories of colonization accepted Congregational and Moravian missionaries, respectively, within five years of one another: the Mohicans of Stockbridge