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Lady Blackrobes:Missionaries in the Heart of Indian Country

By: Mahoney, Irene
Price: $16.95

Fulcrum Press,2006
Irene Mahoney, a member of the Ursuline Order of nuns, is a retired professor and writer in residence at the college of New Rochelle. In 1884, the sisters of the Ursuline Order left their Toledo home for the plains and mountains of Montana with well-intentioned hopes of bringing Native Americans into their religion. Drawing on journals, letters, and other archival material, Lady Blackrobes shares their engrossing story of determination in the face of great hardship while providing an honest look at the negative impact of missionaries on the native culture.
Paperback, 329 pages.