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Indians at the Post Office

Native Themes in New Deal-Era Murals

Evangelization

Evangelization comforted many Native people, particularly after periods of warfare and of epidemics that caused drastic death and deep mourning across Native societies. Attractive for its teachings on family life, in too many instances, the evangelical approach has involved frontal attacks on Native traditional spirituality. A not easily dispelled ambivalence permeates this subject in Native society.

Preaching and Farming at Mission Dolores

Preaching and Farming at Mission Dolores

Image by Thomas Portue. Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®.
John Eliot Speaks to the Natick Indians

John Eliot Speaks to the Natick Indians

Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®.