Indigenous religious syncretism

Organized into churches headed, in many instances, by native preachers, and into towns led by sachems, Indians in Massachusetts managed to preserve much of their traditional culture, continuing, for instance, to rely on clan boundaries as the primary form of social organization.

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Indigenous religious syncretism

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Jill Lepore

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Lepore, J. 1998. The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity. New York: Vintage.

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Vintage

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1998

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Organized into churches headed, in many instances, by native preachers, and into towns led by sachems, Indians in Massachusetts managed to preserve much of their traditional culture, continuing, for instance, to rely on clan boundaries as the primary form of social organization.

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Jill Lepore, “Indigenous religious syncretism,” Pocumtuck Heritage Portal, accessed October 20, 2018, http://omeka.pocumtuckheritage.org/items/show/28.