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Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana (Volume 6) (Paperback) Loot Price: R288
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Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana (Volume 6) (Paperback): Historical Society of Montana
Contributions to the Historical Society of Montana (Volume 6) (Paperback): Historical Society of Montana

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Historical Society of Montana

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 'J Presbyterian C DEGREESurcf) History. By Rev. George Edwards. In the following pages we shall, as far as possible, let the pioneers of the Presbyterian Church tell in their own words the part they took in laying the foundations of Christianity and morality in Montana. THE EARLIEST PIONEERS OF THE CHURCHES. The earliest religious work in Montana was done under the leadership of Father Do Smet, who began work among the Flathead Indians in 1840. He was followed by Father Ravalli and his associates in 1844. They established the St. Mary's Mission in the Bitter Root Valley. The earliest Protestant missionaries in the Northwest, the Lees of the Methodist Church in 1834, the Whitmans and Spauldings of the Presbyterian Church in 1835, went beyond the present boundaries of Montana to labor among the Indians of Oregon, these missions being the direct result of the search that had been instituted by the Flathead Indians for the great book of the White Man. In 1857 a Presbyterian minister and his wife came up the Missouri River to Fort Benton for the purpose of establishing a mission among the Indians. In July, 1897, when Rev. Thomas V. Moore, then pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Helena, was preparing his "Sketch of the Beginnings of Presbyterianism in Montana," he received letters from two old-timers who lived in Montana in the 50's. Mr. Jacob Schmidt, then living near Browning, Teton County, wrote: "I knew the person to whom you refer. He was a Protestant minister and came up the Missouri River with me in 1857, with his wife, as far as Fort Benton, to do missionary work. "He did not stay long, only about ten days, and his wife got homesick, so they sold the furniture they had and went back by Walla Walla, Oregon, as they did not want to take any chances by going bac...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Historical Society of Montana
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 154
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-92136-7
Barcode: 9781153921367
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-92136-7

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