Date of Award

1-1-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Religious Studies

First Advisor

Luis Leon

Keywords

American Exceptionalism, Indian Removal, Manifest Destiny, Native American, Native American Massacres, Puritanism

Abstract

This work traces the influence that a strand of Protestant Christianity had upon the idea of American Exceptionalism and its effect on the treatment of Native Americans. From Puritans to the Founding Fathers, to expansion into the west, this paper investigates instances where Indians have been forced to assimilate, removed from their homelands or exterminated outright in massacres. It specifically looks at the removal of the Cherokees, the Navajo Long Walk, the Pequot War, the Gnadenhutten Massacre, The Battle at Blue Water Creek and the Sand Creek Massacre.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Jeremiah Dan Jones

File size

88 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Native American studies, Religion, American history

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