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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Some Indians might have “converted” in the Great Awakening, but ministers and missionaries were not always content with the indigenous Christianities that emerged. This chapter looks at the ways in which Native individuals and communities began to reject ongoing colonial cultural and religious oversight by demanding the right to control their own churches and education. This chapter also suggests that Eleazar Wheelock’s Indian Charity School was less important than local tribal schools in the overall scheme of Indian education.

Keywords: indigenous Christianity; Indian churches; Indian education; Eleazar Wheelock; tribal schools

Chapter.  12934 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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