Inaugural lecture of the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Transnational Studies: The Messengers
Published on October 26 2010
A lecture by Dr. Russell M. Lawson
The Messengers were Protestant missionaries to indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes regions during the late 1700s/early 1800s. I focus on the beliefs,experiences, characteristics, motivations and fundamental
assumptions of the Messengers. My working question is: What do the experiences of the Messengers tell us about the interaction/confrontation of cultures over time?
Reception to follow lecture.
Generously supported by Art and Val Fleming and Brock Alumni through the Annual Fund.