The God-Seeker, a Novel

The God-Seeker, a Novel

The God-Seeker, a Novel

The God-Seeker, a Novel

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Although the Gadds, the Lanarks, Rip Tattam and the people of Bois des Morts and the Berkshire Hills in this novel are all fictitious, Charles Finney and most of the Minnesota characters are historical. Some of them, particularly the Pond brothers, Edward Duffield Neill and Joseph Renshaw Brown, were truly great men who have been forgotten by a generation which is playfully diverting itself with the newest importations in Marxian guilt and neo-orthodox-Freudian-Calvinist sense of sin. Joe Brown would have laughed. I am in debt to the writings of Charles A. Eastman, James W. Lynd, Samuel Pond and others on the Sioux Indians, and to the staff of the Minnesota Historical Society, especially to Richard Sackett, for guiding me through the riches of that institution, which was cannily founded in 1849 to record state history before there was any state or much of any history.

S.L.

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