The Jesuit Relations<br />By: Aubree Balkan<br />
Introduction<br />The Society of Jesuit, founded in 1534 by Ignatious of Loyola<br />Main goal: convert the “pagan” Native Americans to Catholicism<br />
Introduction<br />The Jesuit Relations gave accounts of the carious Native nations regards to customs, habits, and cultures.<br />ethnographic<br />
Chapter 1<br />Father Paul Le Jeune wrote 1st published Jesuit Relations<br />Montagnious Indians: hunters-gatherers tall, strong, agile ,profess never to anger<br />
Chapter 1<br />Montagnais Indians believed there were certain spirits of light, called “KichiKouai”<br />Montagnais Indians consulted the light to see very far ahead to future events<br />
Chapter 2<br />The Hurons: the best documented group f Native North Americans<br />The Huron's used a peculiar language: words were universally conjugated<br />
Chapter 2<br />Jean de Brebeaf observed the Huron's of their beliefs and practices for comparisons to Christian principles<br />The Huron's believed the head of their nation fell from Heaven, a woman called Aataentsic<br />The Huron's looked to the sky for all their needs, believed the sky was the most vivid image of divinity<br />
Chapter 5<br />17th century French considered North America a mysterious region, regarding it at evil not picturesque<br />Jesuit Relations provided glimpses of how the natives viewed humans, animals and the cosmos.<br />
Chapter 5<br />The Natives observed the animals: God gave anger to all animals to repel hostility towards them<br />The Natives observed natural occurrences: God intended earthquakes and comets as signs of doom or deliverance<br />
Chapter 6<br />The Jesuits biggest ambition: Iroquois Conversion<br />The Mohawks “Mission Indians” largest amount of converts<br />
Chapter 6<br />Invoked the fear of God’s judgment to detach the natives from the evils of gambling and drinking<br />Sundays and feast days are happy occasions warrant fancy headdresses and clothing<br />
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