Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Jinna E Johnson
This thesis examines the relationship between French female Catholicism during the 17th century and representations of Huron women’s spirituality in Relations des Jésuites. I argue that the nuances of French dévote culture highlight the elevated status of women in Huron indigenous society. These portraits of Huron women by the Jesuits inspired French women to breach the cloister and become missionaries, resulting in newfound religious freedoms for dévotes achieved through imperialistic efforts against the Huron nation.
Johnson, Jinna E., ""Dans le pays des Hurons": Female Spirituality, French Jesuits, and the Huron Nation in France and New France during the Seventeenth Century" (2016). Scripps Senior Theses. 891.
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