Hand in Hand: A Missionary Family Struggles to Develop Schools for American Indians

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Trafford Publishing, 2004 - Fiction - 321 pages
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Reverend Isaac McCoy and his amazing wife Christiana established Indian mission schools in Indiana, Michigan and Kansas in the 1800s. This novel concentrates on the two schools established in the Michigan Territory at the request of Governor Cass and Indian leaders. Other missionaries and teachers joined the McCoy family in their constant struggles and hardships. Isaac frequently traveled to solicit support from church and government officials in order to improve conditions for Indians. Christiana, a capable leader and teacher, took over during his absences.

The McCoys always sought solution when confronted with problems. When white settlers and traders brough alcohol into their vicinity, the effect upon the Indians was devastating. Isaac working tirelessly to find an answer and eventually was able to convince government officials to move Indians westward to undeveloped land.

 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
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EPILOGUE
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Kathryn Cook was born and raised in southwestern Michigan not far from the location of the two mission schools described in Hand In Hand. She learned to read when very young and soon came to enjoy research andthe tracing of historical roots to solve apparent mysteries. She chose to become a teacher of history when she graduated from college.

Trying to supplement meager instructional materials gave her valuable experience in researching and presenting historical events and the lives of important people. She found this fascinating, an interest which continues today. Kathryn can truthfully say "I learn something new each day, and I have never been bored."

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