The Jesuit Missions : A chronicle of the cross in the wilderness eBook

Thomas Guthrie Marquis
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 100 pages of information about The Jesuit Missions .

‘The Relations’ of the Jesuits are, of course, the prime sources of information.  Consult the edition edited by R. G. Thwaites, ‘The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents’, seventy-three volumes (1896-1901).  This gives the original French text with an English translation.  See also Rochemonteix, ‘Les Jesuites et la Nouvelle France’; Parkman, ‘Pioneers of France’, ‘The Old Regime in Canada’, ‘The Jesuits in North America’, ’La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West’, ‘Frontenac and New France’; Harris, ‘Pioneers of the Cross in Canada’; Jones, ‘Old Huronia’, the fifth report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario; Marshall, ‘Christian Missions’; Campbell, ‘Pioneer Priests of North America’.

The following general histories contain many illuminating pages on the missions:  Faillon, ’Histoire de la Colonie Francaise’; Charlevoix, ‘Histoire de la Nouvelle-France’; Boucher, ‘Canada in the Seventeenth Century’; Sagard, ‘Histoire du Canada’; Kingsford, ‘History of Canada’; Shortt and Doughty, ‘Canada and its Provinces’ (especially the chapter in the second volume by the distinguished priest, Rev. Lewis Drummond, S.J.); Winsor, ’Narrative and Critical History of America.

Reference works with valuable articles on the missions and the Indians are:  ‘The Catholic Encyclopaedia’; Hodge, ‘Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico’; White, ‘Handbook of Indians of Canada’, adapted from Hodge.

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