ABCFM Dakota and Ojibwe Missions in the 1830s: How similar were they?
September 11 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In the 1830s Boston’s American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) made a
major Protestant outreach to Native Americans. Ironically, it approved Rev. Jedediah D.
Stevens’ plan for a mission with Chief Maȟpíya Wičhášta (Cloudman) and his Ȟeyáta Othuŋwe
village (at Bde Maka Ska) after laymen Samuel and Gideon Pond had already begun an
independent Dakota mission.
To give us perspective on Stevens and the Pond brothers, Linda
Bryan will present a geographic timeline overview of the ABCFM’s various Dakota missions and
will compare it to the ABCFM’s Ojibwe missions in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Linda Bryan is a
former social studies teacher who volunteers at historic sites.