Although relying on many of the same primary sources (especially the Jesuit Relations
) that her predecessors employed to craft a narrative of Wendat "destruction," Labelle's fresh take on the history of the Wendat people after 1649 is drawn from a close rereading of those texts integrated with a firm grounding in Wendat ethnography and some newly-available Wendat traditional sources.
He filled some of the gaps in the stories by using Jesuit Relations
and the work of William Fenton.
(See the many volumes of Jesuit Relations
written in 17th-century Canada.) And something should be added on Jesuits such as Mateo Ricci in China--a favorite topic among scholars in recent years.
Steere Room-- contains such resources as American Fur Company correspondence from the early to mid-1800s, the complete "Jesuit Relations
" (early documents that chronicled Jesuit missions in New France), and an archive of historical photographs, which I pored over while making selections for my book.
The first is the Quebec superiors' annals, known better as the Jesuit Relations
, published annually in France between 1632 and 1673.
The Jesuit Relations
: Soon after he first came to Quebec, the Jesuit Jean de Brebeuf spent an entire winter among the Montagnais people.
The problems that I describe above would have been diminished by some helpful teaching tools: charts that compare and contrast Wendat and Catholic religion and ritual, study questions, and, perhaps most importantly, some primary documents drawn from the Jesuit Relations
and from Wendat oral traditions.
(ibid) and the literary history of the Jesuit Relations
and works of E.J.
The Case of Capitein." In "Latin Terms and Periphrases for Native Americans in the Jesuit Relations
" John Gallucci traces the historical development of the term and concept of the savage, while in "History and Poetry in Philippus Meyerus's Literary Portrayals of the Prophet Mohammed and the Ottoman Rulers (1594)," Marc Laureys shows how a humanist writer from Artois uses a negative version of the viri illustres genre to paint the Turks as barbarians.
Markey, the associate director of admissions for Jesuit relations
at Holy Cross, has been friends with Harney since they attended HC.