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The Jesuit Relations

  1. 1. Theme 5 Dylan DeFatta
  2. 2. The Jesuit Relations Introduction <ul><li>The Jesuits in many ways were like monks, nuns, and friars, such that they vowed to a life of poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>The Jesuits were relentless in achieving their goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Every Jesuit went through schooling and all became teachers at some point. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Jesuit Relations Introduction <ul><li>Jesuits were NOT the first people to come to North America. They were beaten by traders from their day. </li></ul><ul><li>French colonization was successful mostly because of their ability to trade with Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>It was not until the 1640’s that the missions began to show success. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Jesuit Relations Chapter 2 <ul><li>They had Saints, who were martyred civilians, such as Brebeuf. </li></ul><ul><li>From its start to finish, Brebeuf was part of the Canadian Huron mission. </li></ul><ul><li>Brebeuf seemed to write down apon “Huron friends” views. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Jesuit Relations Chapter 2 <ul><li>According to the Hurons, different animals have different powers, for lack of better words. </li></ul><ul><li>Fish, moose, and deer, are “possessed of reason.” </li></ul><ul><li>Because different animals stood for more negative things, they would not feed their dogs bones of these animals. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Jesuit Relations Chapter 4 <ul><li>French Canada became the strongest and most powerful in the area. </li></ul><ul><li>The French did not come to America to conquer the land, unlike the Spanish when they came to Mexico. </li></ul><ul><li>Even still, brutal native wars seemed to break out regularly. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Jesuit Relations Chapter 4 <ul><li>Iroquois armies began to step up their game in the 1640s. </li></ul><ul><li>The enemies of the Iroquois armies began to dwindle. </li></ul><ul><li>The fire power they bought from the Dutch helped with their success. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Jesuit Relations Chapter 6 <ul><li>One of the Jesuits biggest goals was to convert the native Iroquois. </li></ul><ul><li>With conflict between other tribes arising, the Iroquois began to wish the war over. </li></ul><ul><li>For the Iroquois that did convert, so did their culture and way of life. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Jesuit Relations Chapter 6 <ul><li>Pierron says that he only baptized 53 people over the course of three months, which seemed to be going slow for what he had been wishing. </li></ul><ul><li>One of his goals was to change them of certain habits. </li></ul><ul><li>He says that the best way to convert people was to first reach their hearts. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Jesuit Relations Chapter 8 <ul><li>Louis Jolliet led a group from Canada through the great lakes to the Mississippi. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mississippi was popular for colonization at the time. </li></ul><ul><li>They followed the Mississippi all they way down to where Louisiana now exists. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Jesuit Relations Chapter 6 <ul><li>By the 1670’s, exploration was becoming more and more important. </li></ul><ul><li>Often times they had to sail across lakes to get to where they needed to be, which was an unavoidable hassle. </li></ul><ul><li>Streams and rivers would sometime become very small and tight, making travel even more difficult. </li></ul>