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Jesuit relations and allied documents:Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France 1610-1791: Home


"The Roman Catholic missionaries of the Society of Jesus, better know as the Jesuits, began serious missionary work in northeastern North America in the 1630s. IIn 1632, they published the first of a series of annual Relations, or reports, outlining the work of the society's members, their successes at converting native peoples, the obstacles in thier path, and a good deal of cultural information about the natives whom they sought to convert. The Relations were an invaluable source of knowledge about early North America..."

Jose Antonio Brandao, "The Jesuit Relations:Natives and Missionaries in Seventeenth-Century North America," Historian Vol. 64, no. 2 (Winter 2002): 413.

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