The Solidarity of Kin

SUNY PressSKU: 0791454061

Author:
Kenneth M. Morrison
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Algonquin, Woodland
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
243
Publisher:
SUNY Press
Copyright Data:
2002

Price:
Sale price$73.33

Description

Arguing that Native Americans' religious life and history have been misinterpreted, author Kenneth M Morrison reconstructs the Eastern Algonkians' worldviews, demonstrates the Indigenous modes of rationality that shaped not only their encounter with the French but also their self-directed process of religious change. In reassessing controversial anthropological, historical, and ethnohistorical scholarship, Morrison develops interpretive strategies that are more responsive to the religious worldviews of the Eastern Algonkian peoples.He concludes that the Eastern Algonkians did not convert to Catholicism, but rather applied traditional knowledge and values to achieve a pragmatic and critical sense of Christianity and to preserve and extend kinship solidarity into the future. The result was a remarkable intersection of Eastern Algonkian and missionary cosmologies. Kenneth M. Morrison is Professor of Religion at Arizona State University.

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