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Harvard Historical Studies 160

The Betrayal of Faith

The Tragic Journey of a Colonial Native Convert

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$65.00 • £52.95 • €58.50

ISBN 9780674026087

Publication Date: 10/31/2007


318 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 halftones

Harvard Historical Studies


  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: Pierre-Anthoine Pastedechouan, Voyager between Worlds
  • 1. “Thy God Has Not Come to Our Country”: Innu Childhood
  • 2. “Do Not Take Me Back to Those Beasts Who Do Not Know God”: Transformation in France
  • 3. “I Have Not a Mind Strong Enough to Remain Firm”: Religious Ambivalence
  • 4. “God Has Let His Thunderbolts Fall”: Apostasy and Death in the Canadian Woods
  • 5. Pastedechouan’s Legacy
  • Note on Sources and Method
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2008 Best First Book in the History of Religion Award, American Academy of Religion
  • 2008 Alf Andrew Heggoy Book Prize, French Colonial Historical Society
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