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What advantages did Catholic missionaries to the Indians have over Protestant missionaries in old Oregon Country?

Catholic missionaries possessed a number of distinct advantages over the Protestants. First, they were well-trained, ordained priests, not merely well-meaning laymen, as many Protestants were. Unlike ...
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What advantages did Catholic missionaries to the Indians have over Protestant missionaries in old Oregon Country?

George A. Strieby gives an excellent answer of which I would like to expand on it a little. Most Jesuits missionaries shared in the daily life of the Indians, travelling with them as they moved from ...
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What advantages did Catholic missionaries to the Indians have over Protestant missionaries in old Oregon Country?

There is a fairly long account of Catholic and Protestant missionary activity to the Indians of Maine in Lord, R. H., Sexton, J. E., & Harrington, E. T. (1944). History of the Archdiocese of ...
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Why was Seattle chosen for the site of Expo 62?

The idea for the Century 21 exposition originated from within Seattle itself. "A defining moment in the history of Seattle, this fair began life as the brainchild of City Councilman Al Rochester." (...
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What was the Bone Bill in Washington State?

[Homer T. Bone] finally won his state House seat in 1922 as a Farmer-Labor candidate, though his district was strongly conservative. He immediately submitted the "Bone Bill," which would give ...
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Why did Abraham Lincoln decline the governorship of Oregon Territory in 1849?

I haven't been able to find anything written by Abraham Lincoln himself explicitly explaining his reasons for declining the position of Governor of the Territory of Oregon in September 1849. The ...
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Why did Abraham Lincoln decline the governorship of Oregon Territory in 1849?

Oregon was too far away. It meant that his wife Mary would have to leave her friends in Illinois, (and elsewhere in the Midwest and the South). Also, Lincoln's political connections were there, which ...
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What was the Bone Bill in Washington State?

Yes, this bill sure did have something to do with power production. Homer T. Bone, once a Socialist, a Republican, and a member of several minor parties, was a Tacoma lawyer and a longtime advocate ...
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