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Because I happen to be a Native clergyman : the impact of race, ethnicity, status, and gender on Native agents of the Church Missionary Society in the nineteenth century Canadian North-West

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dc.contributor.author Whitehouse-Strong, Derek, en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-08T19:03:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-08T19:03:23Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier (Sirsi) AQF-4394 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/7838
dc.description.abstract Although Canadian historians have reinterpreted many aspects of missions histories since the 1970's, there have been no comprehensive studies of the roles, motives, and actions of Native missionary agents. This dissertation examines the Church Missionary Society's program of training and employing Native agents and the relationships between Native and European missionaries in the 19th century Canadian North-West. The Church Missionary Society portrayed interactions between the Native and European agents that it trained and employed as harmonious, supportive, and equal. It claimed that its Native agents were motivated by the same callings as European missionaries and that that disseminated its interpretation of Christianity in the same way. Native agents and their wives, however, often differed in values, motives, and life-worlds from European-born missionaries. Perceptions about race, ethnicity, status, and gender shaped how these individuals viewed themselves and their roles, and how they viewed, and were viewed by, their missionary counterparts... en_US
dc.format.extent 2 v. (iv, 442 leaves) : en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.rights en_US
dc.title Because I happen to be a Native clergyman : the impact of race, ethnicity, status, and gender on Native agents of the Church Missionary Society in the nineteenth century Canadian North-West en_US
dc.degree.discipline History en_US


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