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Black Robes & BuckskinA Selection from the Jesuit Relations$
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Catharine Randall

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780823232628

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823232628.001.0001

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“We [Engage Them] in Devout Conversations”

“We [Engage Them] in Devout Conversations”

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(p.57) “We [Engage Them] in Devout Conversations”
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Black Robes & Buckskin
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Catharine Randall

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823232628.003.0004

The Indian tribes had not changed much since their initial contact with the white man, and Father Charles L'Allemant records the differences in lifestyle between natives and Frenchmen, their mutual incomprehension, and his objection to some of their qualities (such as their lack of hygiene), and others he admired. Most of all, he describes the struggle to cross cultural boundaries and to translate Christianity into concepts comprehensible to the Indians. A letter from Father L'Allemant, Society of Jesus and Superior of the Mission to Canada, sent to his brother Father Jerome L'Allemant, also of the Society of Jesus is presented, which describes the lifestyle and customs of the natives living in New France, and how they got along with the Christian Frenchmen who came to live among them. The letter was published in Paris in 1627.

Keywords:   Relations, Jesuit missionaries, Father Charles L'Allemant, natives, letter

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