The Catholic Calumet–Now Available

The Catholic Calumet: Colonial Conversions in French and Indian North America
Tracy Neal Leavelle
256 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 illus
Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4377-2 | $39.95 | £26.00
A volume in the Early American Studies series

The Catholic Calumet"With great detail and imagination, Leavelle brings a nuanced approach to conversion as cross-cultural practice, paying balanced attention to missionaries and Indians, analyzing behavior and action, song and speech, rituals and relationships, and considering plural conversions in the context of a volatile colonial world. One of the best studies I have read on the subject."–Colin G. Calloway, Dartmouth College

Historian Tracy Neal Leavelle examines religious conversions in the upper Great Lakes and Illinois country in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries among the Illinois, Ottawas, and other Algonqiuan-speaking peoples and the rapidly evolving and always contested colonial context in which they occurred.

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