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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By the 1770s, the generation of Indians that had most fully experienced the Great Awakening and the accompanying cultural and religious changes had become disillusioned with Anglo Christian culture and its empty promises. These Natives were divided in how to respond. Some individuals and subgroups began to make plans for a voluntary migration to a new, Christian Indian settlement in Oneida country in New York that they called Brothertown. In 1775 the first group migrated west, and, after the Revolutionary War, more followed in 1785. This chapter, however, shows that migration was just one of several options pursued by Native communities. The Brothertown migration internally divided New England Native communities and itself turned into a fractured movement in New York.

Keywords: Anglo Christian culture; Brothertown; migration; New York; Great Awakening

Chapter.  11556 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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