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Rainmaking

Linford D. Fisher

in The Indian Great Awakening

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199740048
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740048.003.0001
Rainmaking

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This chapter sets the stage for the rest of the book by considering the early years of colonization, Native American religious beliefs and practices, and the seventeenth-century attempts to evangelize Natives in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Long Island. This chapter also gives a brief social portrait of New England in 1700.

Keywords: Native religion; colonization; Rhode Island; Connecticut; Long Island

Chapter.  9456 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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