The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in North America 1610-1791

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The Jesuit Relations And Allied Documents: Travels And Explorations Of The Jesuit Missionaries In North America 1610-1791 is a comprehensive collection of primary sources that chronicles the experiences of Jesuit missionaries in North America during the 17th and 18th centuries. Compiled and edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites, this book offers a firsthand account of the Jesuit missions in Canada, the Great Lakes region, and the Mississippi Valley, as well as their interactions with Native American tribes.The book is divided into several volumes, each of which covers a specific period of time and geographic region. The Jesuit Relations And Allied Documents includes a wealth of information on the customs, beliefs, and practices of various Native American tribes, as well as the challenges and successes of the Jesuit missionaries in their efforts to convert and educate them. The book also provides insights into the political and social dynamics of colonial North America, including the conflicts between European powers and the role of religion in shaping these interactions.Overall, The Jesuit Relations And Allied Documents: Travels And Explorations Of The Jesuit Missionaries In North America 1610-1791 is an invaluable resource for scholars and anyone interested in the history of North America, the Jesuit missions, and the interactions between European colonizers and Native American tribes.This is a new release of the original 1925 edition.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

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Reuben Gold Thwaites (1853 - 1913) was an American librarian, historian and editor. He was born in 1853 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and moved with his family to Omro, Wisconsin, in 1866. While teaching school, he studied college-level coursework and worked on local farms. He also reported for the Oshkosh Times. In 1874 he went to Yale University and studied history and economics as a special student. Though he never studied formally at the collegiate level beyond his time at Yale, he was awarded an LL.D. form the University of Wisconsin later in his life. Thwaites returned to Wisconsin two years later and settled in Madison, where he served for a time as managing editor of the Wisconsin State Journal. In 1885 he became Assistant Corresponding Secretary of the Historical Society of Wisconsin, and when Lyman C. Draper retired as Secretary in 1887, Thwaites was appointed to succeed him. It was a post he would hold until his death. Thwaites' scholarly reputation rested primarily as his skills as an editor of historical documents. Among the more important projects completed by him and his assistants during his years with the Society were: The Jesuit Relations and Allied documents (73 vols.), Lewis and Clark Journals (8 vols.), Early Western Travels (32 vols.) and Collections of the State Historical Society (vols. 11-20). He is credited with raising the scholarship surrounding the Lewis and Clark expedition to a new Level. He discovered and uncovered various additional original sources, including journal of Sergeant Charles Floyd, the only member of the Corps of Discovery to die on the expedition. Prior to that, general knowledge, as well as, serious scholarship were, for the most part, clouded by legend. However, he has also been criticized, especially recently, for failing to account for prejudicial and inaccurate sources while editing the Jesuit Relations. Not satisfied in being simply an academic, he was a historian who attempted to understand history by experiencing those aspects that he could, and bringing those experiences to life. He took canoe trips on the Wisconsin, Fox and Rock Rivers, took a bicycle trip across England, and took a trip down the Ohio River in a rowboat. Thwaites was a frequent lecturer on American history at the University of Wisconsin, and he was honored with an LL.D. in 1904. He was also president of the American Library Association from 1899-1900, and in 1910 he was named president of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association. Thwaites died of heart failure in 1913.

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