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The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America

Linford D. Fisher


This book tells the gripping story of American Indians’ attempts to wrestle with the ongoing realities of colonialism between the 1660s and 1820. By tracing the religious and cultural engagement of American Indians in Connecticut, Rhode Island, western Massachusetts, and Long Island, New York, this narrative pulls back the curtain on the often overlooked, dynamic interactions between Natives and whites. Native individuals and communities actively tapped into transatlantic structures of power to protect their land rights, welcomed educational opportunities for their children, and even joined lo ... More

Keywords: First Great Awakening, New England, education, Brothertown, Native Christianity, American Indians, New Stockbridge, cultural engagement, reservations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199740048
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linford D. Fisher, author
Brown University

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