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  1. Oct 2019
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    1. WitnessingthesecasesandalsotheoneofthefirstChiefwhoprofessedfore'timetobeaProtestantChristian,butwithinayearturnedagainasthe"Dogtohisvomit"theIndianssuspectthehis—sionariesofsinistermotivesinattemptingtoconvertthemtothe_whitemansreligion,whichtheyimagineismadeupofforms

      Ayer says the Natives are skeptical of Christianity

    2. hehostilityandindifferenceoftheIndianstotheGospe

      Ayer is losing hope

    3. changetheirmodeoflifewouldbevirtuallytochangetheirreligion.T

      that is literally what it is

    4. Ihavegivenmyselftotheheathen.Iam.willingtostaywiththemifIcandothemanygo

      Hall claims to have "given" himself "to the heathen"

    5. wouldprobablyoccasionsometalk,perhapsunfavorabletotheinterestsoftheBoard,ifyoushouldbeseentravellingacrossthecountrywithanIndi

      this is so hypocritical - "civilize" them, but don't let them be seen with you because they will always be inferior

    6. Wefeelmorethaneverthewantofanordainedmini

      Ayer wants Pokegoma to have an ordained minister

    7. 3darenotcommitourselves,inmakingSpecialpremisestoassistthem.Todarenotturnthemawa

      Ayer is conflicted because he doesn't want to turn any natives away, but he hasn't the resources to help them

    8. herselfwithherchildrenamongthosewhowereseekingafterGod".Shedesiredthepardonofhersine,andtheoins¢ofherchildrenmorethananythingelse.Inaccordancewithouradviceonherreturnhomesherearedthefamilyaltar,andeversincemorning&eveninghasbeenheardthevoiceofprayer&praiseinherdwelling.SheappearsverydesirousthatherPaganrelativesshouldcomeandlistentothewordofGo

      one Native mother wants to convert herself and her children

    9. versincethelittlerevivalweenjoyedlastwintertherehasbeenmarkedatientiontoinstructionandtheseriousimpressionsthanmadeonsomeminds.hsvsneveraltogethersubsided—«butwehopein2or3oaseshaveresultedinconversio

      Ayer says Pokegoma is enjoying some conversion "success"

    10. hestateofreligionherethepastyearhasbeenlow.

      Low religious prosperity at La Pointe

    11. Determinedthatthebestandmostefficientwayformetodogoodamongthispeoplewasbyitineratingamongthem,asIhavedonefor4weekspast,enteringintotheirhuts,sittingdownamongthem,instructingtheirchildren,andendeavouringtoimparttothemthewordofLife,asGodshallenable

      best mode of Christianization for Sproat is to visit all the Natives as individuals, rather than calling them together

    12. Weverymeshneedheiean-erdainedministertobreakthebreadoflife,andadministertne.ozdinanoeetothispeople

      while things are going very well at Pokegoma, Ayer still desires a preacher

    13. Hehasabandonedeveryheathenishpracticeisbecomingmoreandmoreassimilatedin_custometousisindustriousandthriveing.ThegradeofGodhasmadehimaltogetheraneg

      the new chief of the Natives surrounding Pokegoma has converted to Christianity

    14. aosit——ChiefofthisBand,agedabout50yrs,&WilliamTalcott(namedfromW.H.TalcottofAlbany)agedabout21

      Masosit and William Talcott were Christianized

    1. hereseemstobeamovementonthemindsoftheOjibsssgenerallyinfavourofbeinginstructed

      Ojibwe appear as desiring Christianization

    2. hilenreA.etaid.a£ln£d.bake.heheldmeetingsseveraltimes.with.the‘indianeghfwhichtimeehepreachedtoaaeheidereblenumberofattentiveligfenene.~IheIndianatherewerewillingtoallowmisaaionarieeasmuehlandaseeuldbenecesearyfez~thehto

      Red Lake Band was receptive to the mission and the gospel

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    1. ButIwouldsayinreplythatIregardthemasmuchobjectsofmissionaryeffort,astheIndian

      Hall states that he views his efforts towards mixed race individuals the same as toward the Natives - heathens needing conversion

    2. etitinalaboriousanddiscourag-ingworktogivetnamnire'gétspahTheyareignorant,degraded,anddepzxav54.Ithinktheirgreatestobgtahiontochristianitywillbefoundinitsoppeaingtheirdepraveddoairaéanapraen

      Hall finds the process of conversion tiresome because of the depravity of the Natives

    3. hitemen,eepeoia11ytraders,have.muchinfluencewiththem.Itisvery.-jmp'oaétamthattheyshouldexertareligiouginf

      Hall mentions the influence of Whites, especially traders, on the Natives and mentions they should be pious and "exert a religious influence"

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    1. Wethinkitexpedientonthewholethatthe"praying‘lndiansushoulddependonusasformerlyforaid,asthePaganpartyseekeverypossibleoccasiontoSpeakevilofthemandaccusethefarnerandBlacksmithofpartialitytowardthem[1j

      There is a pagan person at Pokegoma who is helping with agriculture. This makes Ayer uncomfortable because he believes the pagans will use any opportunity to "un-christianize" the Natives

    2. wecannotreportasinglecaseofwhatwesupposetobegenuineconvers

      Now Ayer is saying that Pokegoma is not doing well as far as the actual mission of conversion goes

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  3. Sep 2019
    1. whenGodconvertsthemtheywillflocktotheirfarms&houaes,butifwearetowaituntilnocanassembleacongregationbytheprocessofcolonization,I.feartheOjibuenationwillfallintotheglove&hellbeforetheyheartheSoape

      Ely seems to be saying that God should just convert the Ojibwe, because if the missionaries try to do it, it will never happen

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    1. IneversawtheseInds.halfsogivenuptoeveryspeciesofwicked-nes

      According to Boutwell, the Ojibwe at Leech Lake are spiritually and moral less than any other he has seen

    2. Chiefgavemehismedisinba

      a chief at La Pointe gives his medicine bag to Joseph Town, except it's actually at Fond du Lac?

    3. IammytimeathomewhichIoughttospendabroadotemanyhourstodomesticdutieswhichoug

      Hall almost seems upset that he has to be at home caring for his children instead of travelling and christianizing the Natives

    4. reachin

      Preaching at La Pointe is the best it's ever been in 1836

    5. AndsothetotalnumberofthenEwly-convertedIndiansinthismission,sinceth

      213 new converts since August (1835?) at Fond du Lac (?)

    6. PierreCotté

      Baraga mentions the fur trader again (Pierre Cotte) who sings and reads to the Natives

  4. Aug 2019
    1. Largeandshowyplatesanswerthemostvaluablepurpos

      the fact that the missionaries need colorful plates to get the Natives attention suggests that the Natives are not truly interested in being converted

    2. TwonativeyoungmenoftheMethodistconnexionarespendingthewinteratthisplace.Theyareinvaluableassistantsninourwork.TheyweresentoutbytheMethodistEpiscopalSocietyasnativemissionariesorexhorte

      two Native missionaries sent out by the Methodist Episcopal Society

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    1. SheisconvincedthatBaptism&Absolutioncanneversaveher.Shewasbredecatholic.Shelistenedwithdeepattention&sometimeswithtears,lestsumner,atLePoi

      some of the Natives want to be converted, but don't think they can be

    2. precedenthasbeenestablished,&theScripturesarebeingdailyreadtot

      precedent of reading scripture to Natives every night

    3. thankedthegoodma

      a pious fur-trader at Fond du Lac is the reason so many Ojibwe wanted to be converted (Pierre Cotte)

    4. ndiansinFondduLac

      According to Baraga, the Natives at Fond du Lac want a priest

    5. heconversionofasingleheathe

      according to Baraga, "the conversion of a single heathen" provides enough joy to forget all the hardships of the land

    6. Theirerrorsaremoreformidabletothemissionarythantheheathenismit

      The Catholic influence in the area is deemed as worse than the Native religious influences

    7. NinetymilesfromhereisantherIndianvillagecalledFondduLac,wheretherearemanyIndianswhowishtoaccepttheCatholicreligion

      Fond du Lac is 90 miles from La Pointe, and according to Baraga has many Ojibwe who want to be converted

    8. Trulythelackofpriestsintheirregionislamentabl

      The area around La Pointe is low on priests

    9. ThismanandhisWifearethenrstfruitsuntilChristamongthpoorIndians,whohavecomeandunitedwithhisChurch.Theyappeartruly0lovetheSaviourandhisword

      Christianized 4 of the Ojibwe

    1. atient,affeotionato,peraovcringlaboristheonlythingthatwill3370theIndia

      "the only thing that will save the Indians" is "patient, affectionate, persavering labor"

    2. houldyougotothisstationyouwouldbeexpectedtoteachtosomeextent,todidintakingcareofthesecularaffeirsofthefamily,andtobewiththeIndiana,asmuchascircumotencsewouldpermit,aidingthemcomeintheirattemptstobecomesettled&cul—tivatetheground,persuadingthemtoattendmeetingt,andsendtheirchildrentoschool,impartingreligiousinstructionasforasyoucould,bymeansofinterpretersorotherwise.Youmightalsodidsomeinprovidingcomfortablebuildingsforthefamily,iftheyshouldnotyetbefurniehod,andperhapsituiohtbeadvisableforyoutoaidoccasionallyatoneortwooftheotherattioneinthatvicinity,inthesamen

      What Mr. Town would be expected to do at Yellow Lake

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    1. urruilty,ruinedstatebynatureIendoau-ouredtosetbeforehim,andtoTh0?hintheabsolutenecessityofrepentance&theinfinito14:0rtnnooofit

      insight into what Missionaries tell the Natives about God

    2. neanydevoteconaid-arableof113timetoscatteringabnnndtheaecddnflir

      wants two males missionaries so that one can be a traveling preacher essentially

    3. h1hk"that“about"soormoreiramnegmightbeErGngnéGitnlnnfnény4eremf‘tnéinflucnoomoreorlessdir-aot3faimiséi‘szhéz-éfg

      Ayer anticipates at least 60 families can be converted by a Mission at Yellow Lake

    4. Thereisbutlittleprospectthatmanyofthemwillbebenefit—todmuchbyvhattheyheariftheycannotbeinducedtosettledown&cultivatethegroun

      Ayer doesn't think Christianization will work unless the bands settle down and cultivate land rather than roaming for most of the year

    5. heywouldretaintheircustoms&habitsIftheGreatSpirithaddeaignadtheyshouldbeinstructedtheywouldhavehadhiawordcommunicatedtothanbefore.."TheGreatSpiritdesignedtheyahouldhaveadifforentreligion&quotnmofromnhoWhites

      This is how Ayers describes the decision of the Ojibwe band to not listen to Christian teachings

    6. thereforemucheasiertoproducesuchaconversionastheCatholicsaimtoeffect,thantoconvertthemtrulytothegosp

      it will be easier for the missionaries to convert just the image of the Native to Christian, rather than to convert their actual faith

    7. eathensuperstitions,towhichtheyarestronglyattached,andwhihhisagreathindrancetotheirreceivingthegosp

      The religion of the Natives gets in the way of the Christianizing process

    8. Religiousinstructionmustbegivenwheretheycanbefound,ifat

      because the Ojibwe don't settle in one place, Christianization is difficult

    9. wecouldgaintheiru..‘confidenceenoughtosecuretheirchildrentobetaught,manywouldundoubtedlybeinducedtolisten.tothegos

      Hall and Boutwell think that securing the education of mixed children will solidify the christian gospel in the region

    10. hiscircum—stanceisfavourabletochristianeffortinthiscount

      anticipated influx of people into the Great Lakes region is expected to be good for Christianization efforts

    11. ehavefoundthemosteffectualwayofpreachingtotheIn-dianstobefromhousetohous

      visiting houses is the most effective way for the missionaries to Christianize

    12. eligiousexerciseontheSabbathfortheIndians

      Sabbath exercise for the Natives at La Pointe