Why Were Illinois Indian Women Attracted to Catholicism, 1665-1750?

Abstract

   The documents in this project examine the emergence of a Catholic Indian community among the Illinois Indians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The sources demonstrate that Illinois women largely initiated and sustained the movement toward Christianity. In the process of creating a Christian Indian community, Illinois women discovered and cultivated new forms of social, economic, and spiritual power.

   

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