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The jesuit relations[1]

  1. 1. The Jesuit Relations By Charles Somers
  2. 2. The society of jesus in europe and abroad <ul><li>the Relations are annual reports of French missionaries of the Society of Jesus in efforts to convert the Natives to Catholic Christians. The French missionaries believed the Indians would worship the devil because of their strange ceremonies and the way they lived, in little villages. The French first began to befriend the natives for business. They would trade furs and other resources. But mainly, the French would attempt to communicate with the Natives and try to convert them into Christians. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Canadian missions <ul><li>Most of the French Jesuits, were located in what is now Quebec, Canada. In Canada the Jesuits settled themselves in a little piece of territory. They survived by selling furs to the native hunters. Due to good trades, the natives around the French came in good terms with each other and brought other native tribes to form an alliance around the Jesuits. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Chap 3 dieses and medicine <ul><li>Native beliefs Patients </li></ul><ul><li>kept their sick in the midst of the people </li></ul><ul><li>Europeans segregated theirs </li></ul><ul><li>Causes – Natural and Supernatural had natural and supernatural causes Native did not separate the two </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chap 3 dieses and medicine <ul><li>Cures - Native </li></ul><ul><li>Often arising from a dream Involved many people Gaming/Gambling Competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Sex </li></ul><ul><li>Herbal remedies also applied </li></ul><ul><li>leeches </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chap 4 Diplomacy and war <ul><li>Before arrival of the Europeans War evolved because of available technology Guns, horses War was a way of raiding for goods, women, and slaves </li></ul>
  7. 7. Chap 4 Diplomacy and war <ul><li>Meetings between natives was hampered by different languages Negotiations were not very different from those of the Europeans Lots of promisesBroken </li></ul>
  8. 8. Chap 7 martyrs and mystics <ul><li>Suffered from influences imposed on them by others Maintained decorum and belief in God </li></ul><ul><li>Become more spiritual and communed with God and his saints Both </li></ul><ul><li>Generally not considered a martyr until after death </li></ul>
  9. 9. Chap 7 martyrs and mystics <ul><li>Isaac Jogues </li></ul><ul><li>Jesuit priest </li></ul><ul><li>Prisoner of the Iroquois </li></ul><ul><li>Endured torture After freedom, he returned back to negotiate a peace treaty and was killed at second meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Tegahkouita </li></ul>
  10. 10. Chap 8 exploring the Mississippi <ul><li>Father Marquette’s travel was unusual </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely descriptive of each village encountered </li></ul><ul><li>Did not show a large bias against the natives and their beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>The ceremony of the pipe was accurate </li></ul>
  11. 11. Chap 8 exploring the Mississippi <ul><li>Exploration of the river to see if it led to the Vermillion Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Bring the word of God to the natives </li></ul><ul><li>Scouted out most of the Mississippi River system </li></ul><ul><li>Stopped short of the Spanish area of influence Planted seeds for conversion to God </li></ul>