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John Slocum and the Indian Shaker Church

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ISBN-10: 0806160438

ISBN-13: 9780806160436

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert H. Ruby, John A. Brown

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This detailed, well-documented history describes the life of the Squaxin spiritual leader John Slocum and the growth in the Pacific Northwest of his Indian Shaker Church (not to be confused with eastern Shakerism). Students of Native American religion and Christianity will find this a moving story both of assimilation and of the curing that is the Shaker Church's reason for being. The Indian Shaker movement began in 1882 when the charismatic but dissolute Slocum had a vision after a near-death experience. Later his church was led by his wide, Mary Thompson, and early-day leaders such as Mud Bay Louis and Mud Bay Sam. Today church members continue to combine Native American styles of…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 5/17/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Robert Ruby, author of Jericho, has worked as the Baltimore Sun bureau chief in Paris & in the Middle East. He now lives in Baltimore & is an editor at the newspaper.