Cultural Conflicts, Contests, and Confluences

  • Colin G. Calloway
Part of the The Bedford Series in History and Culture book series (BSHC)


The European invasion of America produced a collision of worldviews. Indians and Europeans endeavored to deal with each other across gulfs of misunderstanding, and Europeans sought to achieve cultural and religious dominance, as well as military, political, and economic control in their “new world.” Missionaries, teachers, and others labored to convert American Indians into “civilized” Christians, but conversion proved to be not a simple task.


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    For additional discussion of these and other Native American responses to Christianity, see James P. Ronda, “‘We Are Well as We Are’: An Indian Critique of Seventeenth-Century Christian Missions,” William and Mary Quarterly 34 (1977): 66–82.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin G. Calloway
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  1. 1.University of WyomingUSA

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