Plateau Missionary Schism and Disconnect

a Discussion Question or Two?


What did some of the Indigenous communities seek out the Black Robes?   What might have been the appeal?

How did the Presbyterian and Jesuit Catholic missionary strategy parallel and differ?  What are among the implications and impacts of each?

What might you imagine are among the most alien and hence traumatic concepts and practices introduced and imposed upon the Indigenous Peoples of the Plateau by Christian Missionaries, both Catholic and Protestant?

Why are they potentially traumatic?     

How might those Christian concepts and practices contrast with Indigenous concepts and practices?

What might result?