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dc.contributor.authorEastly, Sarahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-28T20:54:11Z
dc.date.available2012-06-28T20:54:11Z
dc.date.issued2012-01-31en_US
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 7745391
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/29175
dc.description.abstractThis thesis focuses on Jesuit missions to the Seneca Iroquois, which spanned from 1668-1709. Using museum collections of archaeological artifacts and historical sources, the goal of my research is threefold: to update the data on Christian-themed artifacts found at Seneca sites, to develop a more cohesive portrait of Iroquoian spirituality, and to examine whether the material and historical records present a case for religious syncretism. My updated enumeration of Jesuit-style finger rings takes into consideration current excavations, and has more than doubled since Alice Wood's 1974 study. By contrast, the religious medals, crosses and crucifixes found on Seneca territory have never been analyzed until now. Research on the religious medals was aided by the Clark Manuscript, compiled from 1894-1902 by General John S. Clark (1823-1912). Overall, my research decisively concludes that Christian-themed artifacts occur both within and outside of the Jesuit missionary period.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectIroquoisen_US
dc.subjectArchaeology; Jesuits; Religionen_US
dc.titleA Question Of Faith: Jesuit Missions To The Seneca Iroquois As Viewed Through Archaeological And Textual Recordsen_US
dc.typedissertation or thesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchaeology
thesis.degree.grantorCornell Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameM.A., Archaeology
dc.contributor.chairJordan, Kurt Andersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGleach, Frederic Wrighten_US


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