Fathers and Crows
|Author||William T. Vollmann|
|Cover artist||Alfred Pommier, "Martyrdom of Three Jesuit Priests, Father Brebeuf and Lallemant at the Stakes", 1649|
|Series||Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes|
|LC Class||PS3572.O395 F38 1992|
|Preceded by||The Ice-Shirt|
|Followed by||Argall: The True Story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith|
Fathers and Crows explores the encounters and conflicts between French Jesuit missionaries in New France (Canada) and the native Huron and Iroquois peoples in Canada and present-day New York state. The Natives called the Jesuits "Black Robes", for their clerical costume.
Vollman features historical figures as major characters, including Jean de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues, Samuel de Champlain, Marc Lescarbot, Jean de Biencourt de Poutrincourt et de Saint-Just, Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Monts, and Kateri Tekakwitha, a Catholic Mohawk religious woman who is to be canonized in October 2012, the first Native American/First Nations person to be so honored.
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