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 AUGUSTIN RAVOUX, MINNESOTA AND IOWA REMINISCENCES

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Augustin Ravoux, Minnesota and Iowa Reminiscences

Letters, lectures, and memoirs of a Catholic missionary among the Sioux Indians

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Responding to a call from the Roman Catholic Bishop of Dubuque, Iowa, Monsignor Augustin Ravoux emigrated from France in 1838. This database is a collection of his reminiscences, letters, lectures, and essays between his arrival and 1862. It provides a record of his ministrations among the Sioux Indians in Minnesota and Iowa. Researchers will also find detailed descriptions of Native American culture and Ravoux's attempts to proselytize members of this important Midwest Indian tribe. To those seeking to better understand the life of a frontier missionary, this database can be intriguing and informative.
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