Watching Black Robe and Reading the Jesuit Relations

I’ll write up a more descriptive lesson-plan later, but I just had my class watch Black Robe, an amazing film about a Jesuit missionary in the the early 17th century traveling to a Huron mission in the interior – more here, Black Robe IMBD

Before watching the film, I had my students read portions of Father LeJenue’s description of a meeting between Huron and Montaignais Indians and the Jesuit missionairies and Gov. Champlain.  I’ve linked the reading below and I asked my students to compare and contrast the primary sources with the fictionalized retelling.

Le Jeune’s Relation

Let me know what you think!

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