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- Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, 2010.
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Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. -- Missions -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Indians of North America -- Missions -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Presbyterian Church -- Missions -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
- "We must teach them to think, feel, act, and work. We must form their whole character-- all their religious, moral, intellectual, social and industrial habits. This is the work to be done." Thus states a nineteenth-century Presbyterian missionary to the Indians describing his task. He was convinced that their only hope of survival was to abandon the past and accept Christianity and civilization. His striking words come from the American Indian Correspondence, a collection of almost 14,000 letters written by those who served as Presbyterian missionaries to the American Indians during the years from 1833 to 1893.
- Date range of documents: 1833-1893.
Reproduction of the originals from the Library of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia.
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- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Professor Elisabeth J. Tooker Fund.
Presbyterian Historical Society.
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