Laboring in the Fields of the Lord: Spanish Missions and Southeastern Indians / Edition 1

Laboring in the Fields of the Lord: Spanish Missions and Southeastern Indians / Edition 1

by Jerald T. Milanich
     
 

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ISBN-10: 081302966X

ISBN-13: 9780813029665

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: University Press of Florida

This book is dedicated to Michael Gannon and explicitly updates his 1965 The Cross in the Sand but views the subject from a different perspective: Where Gannon focused on the mission effort from the missionaries' point of view, Jerald T. Milanich is interested in the way Florida missions affected and were affected by the southeastern Indians they attempted to

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This book is dedicated to Michael Gannon and explicitly updates his 1965 The Cross in the Sand but views the subject from a different perspective: Where Gannon focused on the mission effort from the missionaries' point of view, Jerald T. Milanich is interested in the way Florida missions affected and were affected by the southeastern Indians they attempted to convert. In eight chapters he outlines the problem of the "lost" missions and the archaeology that has rediscovered them; describes the indigenous peoples of Florida at the time of contact with Europeans; recounts the major events of Spanish exploration; describes early Jesuit missions that failed; introduces the Franciscan missions that succeeded; provides detailed descriptions of Indian life in the mission settlements; traces significant Indian resistance to colonization and missionization; and finally recounts the collapse of the mission system under the inexorable onslaught of English attacks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813029665
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,165,450
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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