Saint Isaac and the Indians

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Ignatius Press, 1991 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 170 pages
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Over three hundred years ago, many Frenchmen came to the unknown forests along the St. Lawrence River. Most of them came in search of furs and wealth. But there were some--a handful of Jesuit missionaries--who came not to get, but to give. They wished to give the savage Indians the knowledge of God and of His love for them. One of these missionaries was Isaac Jogues, martyr and Saint. This is the story of his dangerous and difficult life among the Indian tribes in their tree-dark country--of his work of conversion, of his efforts to teach the Indians rules of health and to set them free from their superstitious belief in the power of their medicine men. This is the inspiring story of his enslavement by the Mohawks, his daring escape, and finally, his death as a martyr for the Faith.
 

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Contents

What a Rock
9
Here Anything Can Happen
14
Indian Council
22
A Thousand Miles by Bark and Portage
30
Around the Huron Fires
42
Captain Clock
55
The Coming of HimWhoBrings Blessings
64
Flaming Magic
68
Slave of the Mohawks
111
Pere Isaac Finds a Friend
118
1 Pere Isaac Writes a Letter
123
Decision
127
Escape
133
New Amsterdam
139
Home Again
143
The Tomahawk Falls
150

Pere Jeans Feast
80
Jean Amyot Becomes Rich
89
A Wild Journey
95
Ambush
106
Indian and Saint
161
According to History
166
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