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The Resource "For the good of their souls" : performing Christianity in eighteenth-century Mohawk country, William B. Hart

"For the good of their souls" : performing Christianity in eighteenth-century Mohawk country, William B. Hart

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"For the good of their souls" : performing Christianity in eighteenth-century Mohawk country
Title
"For the good of their souls"
Title remainder
performing Christianity in eighteenth-century Mohawk country
Statement of responsibility
William B. Hart
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1712, the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts opened their mission near present-day Albany, New York, and began baptizing residents of the nearby Mohawk village Tiononderoge, the easternmost nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. Within three years, about one-fifth of the Mohawks in the area began attending services. They even adapted versions of the service for use in private spaces, which potentially opened a door to an imagined faith community with the Protestants. Using the lens of performance theory to explain the ways in which the Mohawks considered converting and participating in Christian rituals, historian William B. Hart contends that Mohawks who prayed, sang hymns, submitted to baptism, took communion, and acquired literacy did so to protect their nation's sovereignty, fulfill their responsibility of reciprocity, serve their communities, and reinvent themselves. Performing Christianity was a means of "survivance," a strategy for sustaining Mohawk life and culture on their terms in a changing world"--
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Hart, William B
Dewey number
974.7004/975542
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.M8
LC item number
H37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Native Americans of the Northeast
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  • Mohawk Indians
  • Missions
  • New York (State)
  • Missions
  • Mohawk Indians
  • New York (State)
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"For the good of their souls" : performing Christianity in eighteenth-century Mohawk country, William B. Hart
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1129167854
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 284 pages
Isbn
9781625344946
Lccn
2019044406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
"For the good of their souls" : performing Christianity in eighteenth-century Mohawk country, William B. Hart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1129167854
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 284 pages
Isbn
9781625344946
Lccn
2019044406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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