Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Religious Intolerance in AmericaA Documentary History$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

John Corrigan and Lynn S. Neal

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780807833896

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807895955_corrigan

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NCSO for personal use.date: 25 February 2021

Intolerance toward Native American Religions

Intolerance toward Native American Religions

(p.125) Chapter Five Intolerance toward Native American Religions
Religious Intolerance in America

John Corrigan

Lynn S. Neal

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter shows how Europeans organized their thinking about indigenous peoples whom they encountered in the Americas and on other continents according to themes and categories drawn from their religious ideologies. The European experience of the Americas was one of enchantment. The New World was a place of wonders. Europeans discovered sublime landscapes, amazing populations of game, extraordinary creatures and plants, mysterious people, and wilderness that was both inviting and terrifying. Explorers and their parties of soldiers, missionaries, and colonists oriented themselves to the Americas and their indigenous peoples by drawing upon biblical images and stories. Adventurers scoured the Americas for the Garden of Eden and expected to discover it, as they anticipated finding the Fountain of Youth, whose curative waters were presumed to flow in some secret place deep within the lush jungle.

Keywords:   Europeans, indigenous peoples, religious ideologies, European experience, New World

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .