The Jesuit Relations: Natives and Missionaries in Seventeenth-Century North America
Author: Allan Greer
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Release Date: March 16, 2000
"The Jesuit Relations" is a massive, 73-volume library of French Jesuit missionaries' perspectives on Native North America in the 17th century. Due to the vastness of the collection, these documents, vitally important in telling the story of early American encounters, have been virtually unteachable until now. Allen Greer deftly binds them into a collection, and his introduction provides background on these Jesuits, the Natives, and their co-habitation in early North America. Greer has created a rich resource of journal entries by famous missionaries as well as a wealth of natural history, ethnographic detail, and travel diction through firsthand accounts of early American history.