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Choosing the Jesus WayAmerican Indian Pentecostals and the Fight for the Indigenous Principle$
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Angela Tarango

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469612928

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612928.001.0001

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Institutionalizing the Indigenous Principle

Institutionalizing the Indigenous Principle

The American Indian College and Mesa View Assembly of God

(p.115) Chapter 4 Institutionalizing the Indigenous Principle
Choosing the Jesus Way

Angie Maxwell

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter tells the story of the Native students of American Indian College and its white missionary founder, Alta Washburn, and how the fight for an all-Indian Bible school was a move toward forcing the Assembly of God (AG) to acknowledge the importance of the indigenous principle. It also explores the leadership of Navajo evangelist Charlie Lee, who founded the first indigenous AG church among a federally recognized tribe.

Keywords:   American Indian College, Alta Washburn, missionaries, Assembly of God, indigenous principle, Charlie Lee

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