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Solidarity of Kin : Ethnohistory, Religious Studies, and the Algonkian-french Religious Encounter (02 Edition)by Kenneth M. Morrison
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Arguing that Native Americans' religious life and history have been misinterpreted, author Kenneth M. Morrison reconstructs the Eastern Algonkians' world views and demonstrates the indigenous modes of rationality that shaped not only their encounter with the French but also their self-directed process of religious change. In reassessing controversial anthropological, historical, and ethnohistorical scholarship, Morrison develops interpretive strategies that are more responsive to the religious world views of the Eastern Algonkian peoples. He concludes that the Eastern Algonkians did not convert to Catholicism, but rather applied traditional knowledge and values to achieve a pragmatic and critical sense of Christianity and to preserve and extend kinship solidarity into the future. The result was a remarkable intersection of Eastern Algonkian and missionary cosmologies.
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This study focuses on the encounter between the Native American Eastern Algonkian peoples and French missionaries in the 17th century. Morrison (religion, Arizona State U.) argues that rather than simply converting to Catholicism, the Algonkians applied traditional knowledge and values to achieve a pragmatic and critical sense of Christianity and to preserve and extend kinship solidarity into the future.
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