Date of Award
College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
Luís León, Ph.D.
American exceptionalism, Indian removal, Manifest destiny, Native American, Native American massacres, Puritanism
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
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Jones, Jeremiah, "Puritanism and American Exceptionalism: A Genealogy of Their Impact on Native Americans 1620–1864" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 324.
Native American studies, Religion, American history