New York: American Bible Society, 1878. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, 445 pages; G+; bound in blind-stamped black cloth, gilt lettering to spine; some wear and rubbing to boards, especially along hinges; newspaper stain on pages 402/403; mild foxing to endpapers; name written on second free endpaper; YF consignment; shelved case 10;. Missionaries Asher and Laura Wright lived with the Senecas for over forty years, during which they translated parts of the New Testament and hymns into the Seneca language, oversaw a periodical, and recorded much about everyday reservation life and history. During this time, the Seneca withdrew from the centuries-old Iroquois Confederacy and increasingly embraced Christianity. The Wrights recall religious disputes between Christians and traditionalists on the reservation, including a contentious Christmas observance held within a longhouse, a debate over the origins of the world, and Chief Logan's fierce opposition to Christian burial rites for a relative.;. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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