A Pretty Village: Documents of Worship and Culture Change, St. Ignatius Mission, Montana, 1880-1889 by Robert J. BigartA Pretty Village: Documents of Worship and Culture Change, St. Ignatius Mission, Montana, 1880-1889 by Robert J. Bigart

A Pretty Village: Documents of Worship and Culture Change, St. Ignatius Mission, Montana, 1880-1889

EditorRobert J. Bigart

Paperback | September 1, 2007

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The 1880s were a critical decade for the Salish and Kootenai people of the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana. The recent loss of the plains buffalo herds forced tribal members to look for new ways to support themselves. The priests and schools at St. Ignatius Mission taught many of the skills they needed, but not without simultaneously pressuring the Indian people to abandon valuable elements of Salish and Kootenai culture.
 
A Pretty Village is a collection of original documents describing life at St. Ignatius Mission and the interactions between missionaries and tribal people. Assembled from St. Ignatius church records, letters written by missionaries, reports of visiting newspapermen, government documents, and other sources, the collection provides detailed descriptions of events that affected the Indian community and in so doing takes the reader on a trip through time that will fascinate general readers and historians alike.
Title:A Pretty Village: Documents of Worship and Culture Change, St. Ignatius Mission, Montana, 1880-1889Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:September 1, 2007Publisher:Salish Kootenai College PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1934594008

ISBN - 13:9781934594001

Appropriate for ages: 16 - 16

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Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
St. Ignatius Mission Staff
Index