Ignace Partui: Iroquois Evangelist to the Salish, ca. 1780-1837

Mellis, John C.
October 2009
International Bulletin of Missionary Research;Oct2009, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p212
Academic Journal
The article reports on the significant role played by Iroquois storyteller and voyageur Ignace Partui in introducing Christian faith to the Salish people in Montana. He is believed to initiate the first interaction between black-robed teachers, such as the Jesuits, and Salish people which aimed to address their curiosity concerning their teachings. It reveals that the black-robed teachers helped the tribe in enhancing their way of living and improved their understanding on the Good News.


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