These sources not only helped me to formulate my primary document analysis essay and my research paper, but they also increased my knowledge in my topic of interest. In addition to this, these sources opened my eyes to different matters regarding the Jesuits and the Hurons, and I was able to connect these sources to other things we had discussed in class as well as other issues and topics throughout Canadian History.

Primary Source:

Brébeuf, “Relations of what occurred among the Hurons in the year 1635,” in S. R. Mealing (Ed), The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, The Carleton Library No. 7 (1963): 39-47.

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–          This source gives a good glimpse of what the Jesuits encountered when they brought their mission to the Hurons. It tells of how the Hurons lived, what their religion, beliefs, and morals were.


Secondary Sources:

Marquis, Thomas Guthrie, “In Huronia,” The Jesuit Missions: A Chronicle of the Cross in the Wilderness, Toronto Glasgow, Brook & Company (1921): 17-28.

–          This source goes more in detail with the Hurons houses and the way they lived in their community. It also touches on the Huron’s religious beliefs.


“Jean de Brébeuf on the Hurons” and “Disease and Medicine” in Allan Greer (Ed), The Jesuit Relations: Natives and Missionaries in Seventeenth-Century North America, The Bedford Series in History and Culture (2000): 37-93.

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–          This source goes into depth about the Huron religion and their beliefs such as baptism, their government and laws within their community, their medical practices, and the epidemic of small pox.


Ronda, James P., “‘We Are Well As We Are’: An Indian Critique of Seventeenth-Century Christian Missions,” The William and Mary Quarterly Vol. 34, No. 1 (1977): 66-82.

–          This source primarily focuses on the Jesuits religion of Christianity and the Jesuits trying to convert the Hurons to this religion. The article explains further the topic of religion and the small pox epidemic as well as the views of the Hurons towards the Jesuits and vise versa.