The early missionary work of the French Jesuits in North America.

by Edward Thomas Poulson

Institution: University of Louisville
Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Degree: MA
Year: 1909
Record ID: 1484873
Full text PDF: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/1147


There are perhaps but few passages in history that are more striking than those which tell of heroic efforts of the early French Jesuits to convert the Indians of North America. Many of these efforts are full of dramatic and philosophic interest, and they also bear strongly upon the political destinies of America. While the small young colonies of England still clung feebly to the shores of the Atlantic, events, almost wholly unknown to them, that would eventually have great bearing upon their future, were in progress in the very heart of the continent, the main participants being the French Jesuits and the Red Indians of North America.