Writing Indians: Literacy, Christianity, and Native Community in Early America

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University of Massachusetts Press, 2000 - History - 207 pages
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"With an approach that weaves together literature, religious studies, and ethnohistory, Wyss grounds her work in the analysis of a rarely read body of "autobiographical" writings by Christian Indians, including letters, journal entries, and religious confessions. She then juxtaposes these documents to the writings of better-known Native Americans such as Samson Occom as well as to the published works of Anglo-Americans, such as Mary Rowlandson's famous captivity narrative and Eleazor Wheelock's accounts of his charity schools."

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Hilary E. Wyss is assistant professor of English at Auburn University.

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