The Jesuit Relations<br />Joseph M. Kooiker<br />History 140<br />Professor Arguella<br />
Introduction<br />The Relations are annual report by the French jesuit missionaries<br />This document is important because they describe the native practices<br />The Jesuits got to know the people they were interacting with<br />
Introduction<br />The Jesuits made writing a very important part of their culture<br />The Society of Jesus, or the Jesuits, took special vows of obedience and poverty<br />The Jesuits were multifaceted and focused on many different aspects of their missions<br />
Montagnais Hunters of the Northern Woodlands<br />Speaks of Father Paul le Jeune who came to New France at the age of 34<br />He spent much of his time in Quebec but still had a lot of contact with the natives in the area and his writings focused on the Montagnais<br />
Montagnais Hunters of the Northern Woodlands<br />Many of the Indians in the area had a lot of contact with the French because of trading<br />Le Jeune wrote about the religious and hunting habits of the Indians<br />He would also point out criticisms of the Indians culture and religion<br />
Jean de Brebeuf on the Hurons<br />The Hurons are one of the most well documented groups of Indians because of the documentation by the Jesuits<br />The Jesuits documented that the language of the Hurons consisted mostly of vowels<br />
Jean de Brebeuf on the Hurons<br />Brebeuf was killed during the Iroquis invasion of 1649<br />He lived among the Hurons and documented much about their culture<br />He noted that the seasons would determine whether or not they would farm or hunt to survive<br />
Disease and Medicine<br />The Indians in North America were very susceptible to disease since they did not have the antibodies to fight the European diseases<br />It spread easily through the Huron tribes because the sick person would become the center of the tribes attentions<br />
Disease and Medicine<br />The Hurons would dance to try and cure the diseases that were effecting their tribe<br />The Jesuits were not really interested in how the diseases spread through the Indian tribes was why<br />But there was not a lot of scholarship on disease <br />
Missions to the Iroquois<br />The Jesuits worked with the Five Nations of the Iroquois to try and convert them to the Catholic religion<br />The Iroquois who did not convert moved away from the influence of the Society of Jesus<br />
Missions to the Iroquois<br />The Iroquois after they were converted to Catholicism by the Jesuits began to become allies to the French and the French crown<br />In addition to converting the Iroquois the French also converted the Mohawks who would be referred to as the “mission Indians”<br />
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