Chronicles of Canada Volume 04 - Jesuit Missions: A Chronicle of the Cross in t…

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(3.8 stars; 13 reviews)

These little books were designed to cover Canadian history in a scholarly and readable fashion. This volume, as suggested in the title, follows the Jesuit missionaries through North America as they attempt, with little success, to convert the natives of the new world. (Summary by Esther) (3 hr 9 min)


THE RECOLLET FRIARS 12:10 Read by Esther
THE JESUITS AT QUEBEC 10:01 Read by Robin Cotter
IN HURONIA 16:51 Read by Esther
THE ADVENTURERS OF CANADA 20:22 Read by Robin Cotter
THE RETURN TO HURONIA 33:13 Read by Esther
THE MARTYRS 13:12 Read by Kevin McAsh
THE DISPERSION OF THE HURONS 12:40 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
THE IROQUOIS MISSION 28:41 Read by Esther
THE MISSION OF VILLE MARIE 16:26 Read by Kevin McAsh
THE LAST PHASE 8:02 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


(0.5 stars)

How shameful to praise the missionaries for their terrible actions, to call their deeds heroic. What a work of fantasy, their "bravery" in the face of hardship they themselves created. Does the author really expect us to believe that indigenous peoples were cheering on the colonizers who murdered them and stole their land? What an ungrateful, lying load of bigots. The author repeatedly criticizes the native peoples as "ignorant savages" for thinking the missionaries were already disease, but they literally were! The author has no excuse, germ theory was well established by the time he wrote this.

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(4 stars)