Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide

Synopsis

This fascinating probe into U. S. mission history spotlights four cases: Junipero Serra, the Franciscan whose mission to California natives has made him a candidate for sainthood; John Eliot, the renowned Puritan missionary to Massachusetts Indians; Pierre-Jean De Smet, the Jesuit missioner to the Indians of the Midwest; and Henry Benjamin Whipple, who engineered the U. S. government's theft of the Black Hills from the Sioux.