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History 111- section 2 9-13-00 Black Robe Black Robe is a historical novel written by Brian Moore during the mid 1980s It is a story about Native Americans and the French Jesuit missionaries who came to convert them to Christianity in the early 16th century Father Laforgue is a French Jesuit missionary to the Huron in Quebec The Governor of Quebec Champlain convinces a group of Huron natives by bribing them with gifts to escort Father Laforgue and his young Frenchman named Daniel to the Huron country near the Great Falls Their mission is to replace a sick Jesuit Priest who is living in one of their villages Father Laforgue like all the French Jesuits has traveled over to the New World on a mission to convert as many of the Native Americans to Catholicism as possible He believes that by converting all those that he can he will become a martyr to his people and go directly to heaven when he dies He also believes that these savages are controlled by the devil and by converting them he will be successfully saving their souls Laforgue wants to understand the Indians in order to save the savages souls But he has a severely skewed vision The lodges the Indians build for shelter at night are crowded and definitely not private He is afraid of the forest and at one point gets lost in it and becomes absolutely panic stricken He tells Daniel I am afraid of this country The devil rules here It controls the hearts and minds of these people Father Laforgue and Daniel endure many hardships Rough terrain and freezing weather are the minimal hazards in this journey in comparison with protecting themselves from the enemy Iroquois Indians and their fellow Alogonquian Some of the Indians believe that the Black-robe as they call Laforgue and the rest of the priests are sorcerers sent to capture their spirits which creates
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