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Dry Bones and Indian Sermons: Praying Indians in Colonial America

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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." More recently, praying Indians have been dismissed as virtual inventions of the colonists "good" Indians used to justify mistreatment of "bad" ones. In a new consideration of this religious encounter, Kristina Bross argues that colonists used depictions of praying Indians to create a vitally important role for themselves as messengers on "errand into the wilderness" that promised divine significance not only for the colonists who had embarked on the errand, but also for their metropolitan sponsors in London.

In Dry Bones and Indian Sermons, Bross traces the response to events such as the English civil wars and Restoration, New England's Antinomian Controversy, and "KingPhilips" war. Whatever the figure's significance to English settlers, praying Indians such as Waban and Samuel Ponampam used their Christian identity to push for status and meaning in the colonial order. Through her focused attention to early evangelical literature and to that literature's historical and cultural contexts, Bross demonstrates how the people who inhabited, manipulated, and consumed the praying Indian identity found ways to use it for their own, disparate purposes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801489389
Author:
Bross, Kristina
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Location:
Ithaca
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
New england
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Indians in literature
Subject:
Sermons, American
Subject:
Christianity and literature
Subject:
Colonies in literature
Subject:
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Subject:
Christian literature, American.
Subject:
Prayer in literature.
Subject:
Conversion in literature.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series Volume:
2001:4
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.92x6.08x.69 in. .88 lbs.

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