Wondering, Witness/Worship, and War: Historical Encounters between the Episcopal and Anglican Church and Indigenous Peoples in North America

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Call for Papers
June 14, 2016 to June 17, 2016
Wisconsin, United States
Subject Fields: 
Religious Studies and Theology, Indigenous Studies, Native American History / Studies, Canadian History / Studies, Archival Science

We invite papers, panels, presentations and workshops to explore the history of the relationship of the Episcopal and Anglican Church and Indigenous Peoples in North America. The Episcopal and Anglican Church has been present among Indigenous Peoples in North America for centuries in a complicated history that has hardly been perfect. In recent decades it has extended significant resources to illuminating historical relationships and dealing with generational impact of its actions.
Topics might include Episcopal and Anglican Church relationships with the Arapaho, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Crow, Inuit, Lakotah, Monacan, Navajo, Ojibwe, Oneida, Pamunkey, Rappahannock, Rosebud Sioux, Seminole, or Ute, just to name a few. Workshops of interest to those who engage in archival activities and historical scholarship might include such topics as historical research methods, archival procedures, or conducting oral histories. Presentations on topics such as the church’s involvement with and repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery, or actions of significant Episcopalians, such as Bishop Whipple of Minnesota (who in 1862 appealed to Abraham Lincoln and saved the lives of 265 Dakota people scheduled to be hanged) or Chief Daniel Bread (who played a key role in establishing the Oneida presence in Wisconsin after their removal from New York, taking his cause to Washington and confronting President Andrew Jackson) would be welcome.
Please email abstracts of approximately 300 words for 20-minute papers along with a brief biography by January 31, 2016 to Dr. Pamela Cochran at pdh3q@virginia.edu. Abstracts should include author’s name, institutional affiliation if any, and paper title, panel proposal or workshop proposal. Use of multi-media is encouraged. Submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend the conference if accepted. It is expected papers and presentations will be published by an appropriate sponsoring organization (publication or website), however authors may opt to not have materials published. All proposals will be acknowledged, and presenters will be notified by the end of February 2016.
The Tri-History Conference will be held in Oneida (Green Bay), Wisconsin from Tuesday evening, June 14 through Friday morning, June 17, 2016. For additional information, contact Planning Committee Facilitator, Matthew Payne at (920) 279-6267.

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Dr. Pamela Cochran, Department of Theology, Loyola College

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