Offers a compelling master narrative of the impact of Christianity on the Columbian Plateau peoples in the Pacific Northwest from 1700 to 1850
Larry Cebula is an associate professor of history at Missouri Southern State College.
"Altogether, Cebula has crafted a smart and accessible book addressing complex issues of cultural syncretism in a region of many actors."-Steven M. Foutain, Itinerario -- Steven M. Foutain * Itinerario * "An accessible contribution to the literature . . . it would make a useful supplemental text in courses on Northwest, Native American, and religious history."-Andrew H. Fisher, Oregon Historical Quarterly -- Andrew H. Fisher * Oregon Historical Quarterly * "The strength of this work is Cebula's focus on the dynamic motivating power of spiritual belief in the lives of the Plateau Indians of Northwestern North America and on Indian people as free actors and makers of their own history. . . . [C]arefully researched, clearly written, and systematically presented."-Choice * Choice *