Linford D. Fisher

in The Indian Great Awakening

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199740048
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949892 | DOI:

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In the wake of the revivals, Indian communities increasingly formed their own Separate churches and developed unofficial networks of Indian teachers and preachers. This chapter examines the phenomenon of Indian churches in the 1740s and 1750s, paying attention to the ways in which Indian religious leadership often occurred under the radar of colonial officials and ministers. Special attention is given to Samuel Ashpo, Samuel Niles, and Samson Occom, along with the emerging contours of an indigenous Christianity.

Keywords: Indian churches; Indian preachers; Samuel Ashpo; Samuel Niles; Samson Occom; indigenous Christianity

Chapter.  12901 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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