The Poor Indians

The Poor Indians
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0812203089
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Between the English Civil War of 1642 and the American Revolution, countless British missionaries announced their intention to "spread the gospel" among the native North American population. Despite the scope of their endeavors, they converted only a handful of American Indians to Christianity. Their attempts to secure moral and financial support at home proved much more successful. In The Poor Indians, Laura Stevens delves deeply into the language and ideology British missionaries used to gain support, and she examines their wider cultural significance. Invoking pity and compassion for "the poor Indian"—a purely fictional construct—British missionaries used the Black Legend of cruelties perpetrated by Spanish conquistadors to contrast their own projects with those of Catholic missionaries, whose methods were often brutal and deceitful. They also tapped into a remarkably effective means of swaying British Christians by connecting the latter's feelings of religious superiority with moral obligation. Describing mission work through metaphors of commerce, missionaries asked their readers in England to invest, financially and emotionally, in the cultivation of Indian souls. As they saved Indians from afar, supporters renewed their own faith, strengthened the empire against the corrosive effects of paganism, and invested in British Christianity with philanthropic fervor. The Poor Indians thus uncovers the importance of religious feeling and commercial metaphor in strengthening imperial identity and colonial ties, and it shows how missionary writings helped fashion British subjects who were self-consciously transatlantic and imperial because they were religious, sentimental, and actively charitable.

The Poor Indians
  • Author : Laura M. Stevens
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-24

Between the English Civil War of 1642 and the American Revolution, countless British missionaries announced their intention to "spread the gospel" among the native North American population. Despite the scope of their endeavors, they converted only a handful of American Indians to Christianity. Their attempts to secure moral and financial support

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Where are the Poor Indians
  • Author : Kanenison (Chief.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 184?

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012-01-10

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is

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Where are the Poor Indians
  • Author : On-on-sa-te-ka
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 18??

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 Poor Indians  and the  poor in spirit
  • Author : Richard W. Pointer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994

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The Poor Indians
  • Author : Laura Marie Stevens
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998

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Changing Numbers  Changing Needs
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1996-10-11

The reported population of American Indians and Alaska Natives has grown rapidly over the past 20 years. These changes raise questions for the Indian Health Service and other agencies responsible for serving the American Indian population. How big is the population? What are its health care and insurance needs? This volume

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Rich Indians
  • Author : Alexandra Harmon
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2010-10-25

Long before lucrative tribal casinos sparked controversy, Native Americans amassed other wealth that provoked intense debate about the desirability, morality, and compatibility of Indian and non-Indian economic practices. Alexandra Harmon examines seven such instances of Indian affluence and the dilemmas they presented both for Native Americans and for Euro-Americans--dilemmas rooted

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Peace  Poverty and Betrayal
  • Author : Roderick Matthews
  • Publisher : Hurst & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-10-29

How can we explain the establishment and longevity of British rule in India without recourse to the clich�s of "imperial" versus "nationalist" interpretations? In this new history, Roderick Matthews offers a more nuanced view: one of "oblige and rule", the foundation of common purpose between colonizers and powerful Indians.

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American Indians Industrialize to Combat Poverty
  • Author : Alan L. Sorkin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969

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Regional Development and Rural Poverty in the Navajo Indian Area
  • Author : Robert Allan Young
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976

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The White Tiger
  • Author : Aravind Adiga
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-04-22

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The stunning Booker Prize–winning novel from the author of Amnesty and Selection Day that critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste

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Indians
  • Author : Edgar J. Dosman
  • Publisher : Toronto: McClelland and Stewart
  • Release Date : 1972

Examination of Indian poverty in our cities using the context of one city - Saskatoon.

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Poor Economics
  • Author : Abhijit Banerjee,Esther Duflo
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2012-03-27

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics upend the most common assumptions about how economics works in this gripping and disruptive portrait of how poor people actually live. Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs?

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Oklahoma s Poor Rich Indians
  • Author : Zitkala-S̈a,Charles H. Fabens,Matthew K. Sniffen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1924

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