Optional Advanced Gender Lesson: Transformations of Religion Among Native Peoples
Optional Advanced Gender Lesson: Transformations of Religion Among Native Peoples

Readings
Lindley, Susan Hill.  “Native American Women and Religion in Nineteenth-Century America,” in  “You Have Stept Out of Your Place”: A History of Women and Religion in America.  Louisvill, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996, pp. 148-172.

Winiarski, Douglas L.  “Native American Popular Religion in New England’s Old Colony, 1670-1770.” Religion and American Culture, v. 15.2 (Summer, 2005), 147-186.

Merritt, Jane T. “Dreaming of the Savior’s Blood: Moravians and the Indian Great Awakening in Pennsylvania.”  The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, v. 54.4 (Oct., 1997), 723-746

Length: Open

Lesson Objectives — Students will be able to…
 Describe the roles that hybridity and resistance played in transformation of Native American religions.

1. An example of early colonial religious contact
2. “Reverse migration”
3. Between “heathen” and monotheist: Hybridization of women’s roles