Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June 17: Risked His Scalp in Prayer (Vol. 43, pp. 138-146)

John Elliot, another white man trying to hustle the Indians during the bloody King Phillip's War, held a prayer meeting this day in 1670 with a neighborhood tribe and tells the story in his "Brief Narrative."

From a distance of three centuries, it is amazing how presumptuous the English were — that the native peoples whose land they invaded were heathens that needed to be Christianized. How many had to die because of this nonsense?

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