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Records of the Moravians among the Cherokees Beginnings of the Mission and Establishment of the School, 1802-1805

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ISBN-10: 0982690711

ISBN-13: 9780982690710

Edition: 2010

Authors: Richard W. Starbuck, C. Daniel Crews

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Provides a valuable firsthand account of daily life among the Cherokees during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries In the mid-eighteenth century, members of the Moravian Church, which had its origins in Central Europe, began conducting mission work among the Cherokee people. Their archives, now housed in North Carolina, include valuable records of their contact with the Cherokees. Drawing from these archives, these two volumes offer a firsthand account of daily life among the Cherokees during the years 1752-1805. Although written by missionaries and from their perspective, the documents contained in these volumes -- ranging from reports and minutes to diaries and correspondence -- provide great insight into Cherokee culture, society, customs, and personalities during this period. The first volume describes initial contact between the Moravians and Cherokees during the French and Indian War and the Revolution, exploratory visits by Moravian missionaries into the Cherokee Nation, and the founding of a mission -- called Springplace -- in northern Georgia. The second volume ends with the year 1805. As the Moravians occupy Springplace, they begin to spread the Gospel. The Cherokees, in turn, are interested in schooling for their children, who need new tools to deal with the encroachment of white settlers upon their land and life. Future volumes in this series will continue the story through Removal, the Civil War, and to the close of the nineteenth century.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cherokee Heritage Press
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 426
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Richard W. Starbuck, a former writer and editor for the Winston-Salem Journal-Sentinel newspapers, serves as editor for the Moravian Archives. He is coauthor with Dr. Crews of With Courage for the Future: The Story of the Moravian Church, Southern Province.

C. Daniel Crews , an ordained minister and Archivist of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, is the author of several publications on Moravian history and theology.