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 PLANS OF CONVERSION. - AIMS AND MOTIVES. - INDIAN DIPLOMACY. - 
 HURONS AT QUEBEC. - COUNCILS. - THE JESUIT CHAPEL. - LE BORGNE. - 
 THE JESUITS THWARTED. - THEIR PERSEVERANCE. - THE JOURNEY TO THE HURONS. - 
 JEAN DE BREBEUF. - THE MISSION BEGUN.

 MOHAWK INROADS. - THE HUNTERS OF MEN. - THE CAPTIVE CONVERTS. - 
 THE ESCAPE OF MARIE. - HER STORY. - THE ALGONQUIN PRISONER'S REVENGE. - 
 HER FLIGHT. - TERROR OF THE COLONISTS. - JESUIT INTREPIDITY.

 THE HURON MISSION-HOUSE. - ITS INMATES. - ITS FURNITURE. - ITS GUESTS. - 
 THE JESUIT AS A TEACHER. - AS AN ENGINEER. - BAPTISMS. - 
 HURON VILLAGE LIFE. - FESTIVITIES AND SORCERIES. - THE DREAM FEAST. - 
 THE PRIESTS ACCUSED OF MAGIC. - THE DROUGHT AND THE RED CROSS.

 MISCOU. - TADOUSSAC. - JOURNEYS OF DE QUEN. - DRUILLETES. - 
 HIS WINTER WITH THE MONTAGNAIS. - INFLUENCE OF THE MISSIONS. - 
 THE ABENAQUIS. - DRUILLETES ON THE KENNEBEC. - HIS EMBASSY TO BOSTON. - 
 GIBBONS. - DUDLEY. - BRADFORD. - ELIOT. - ENDICOTT. - 

 HURON GRAVES. - PREPARATION FOR THE CEREMONY. - DISINTERMENT. - 
 THE MOURNING. - THE FUNERAL MARCH. - THE GREAT SEPULCHRE. - 
 FUNERAL GAMES. - ENCAMPMENT OF THE MOURNERS. - GIFTS. - HARANGUES. - 
 FRENZY OF THE CROWD. - THE CLOSING SCENE. - ANOTHER RITE. - 
 THE CAPTIVE IROQUOIS. - THE SACRIFICE.

 INDIAN INFATUATION. - IROQUOIS AND HURON. - HURON TRIUMPHS. - 
 THE CAPTIVE IROQUOIS. - HIS FEROCITY AND FORTITUDE. - PARTISAN EXPLOITS. - 
 DIPLOMACY. - THE ANDASTES. - THE HURON EMBASSY. - NEW NEGOTIATIONS. - 
 THE IROQUOIS AMBASSADOR. - HIS SUICIDE. - IROQUOIS HONOR.

 ENTHUSIASM FOR THE MISSION. - SICKNESS OF THE PRIESTS. - 
 THE PEST AMONG THE HURONS. - THE JESUIT ON HIS ROUNDS. - 
 EFFORTS AT CONVERSION. - PRIESTS AND SORCERERS. - THE MAN-DEVIL. - 
 THE MAGICIAN'S PRESCRIPTION. - INDIAN DOCTORS AND PATIENTS. - 
 COVERT BAPTISMS. - SELF-DEVOTION OF THE JESUITS.

 HOPES OF THE MISSION. - CHRISTIAN AND HEATHEN. - BODY AND SOUL. - 
 POSITION OF PROSELYTES. - THE HURON GIRL'S VISIT TO HEAVEN. - A CRISIS. - 
 HURON JUSTICE. - MURDER AND ATONEMENT. - HOPES AND FEARS.

Few passages of history are more striking than those which record the efforts of the earlier French Jesuits to convert the Indians. Full as they are of dramatic and philosophic interest, bearing strongly on the political destinies of America, and closely involved with the history of its native population, it is wonderful that they have been left so long in obscurity. While the infant colonies of England still clung feebly to the shores of the Atlantic, events deeply ominous to their future were in progress, unknown to them, in the very heart of the continent.

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