Fathers and Crows

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Fathers and Crows
First edition
Author William T. Vollmann
Cover artist Alfred Pommier, "Martyrdom of Three Jesuit Priests, Father Brebeuf and Lallemant at the Stakes", 1649[1]
Country United States
Language English
Series Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 1008 pp
ISBN 0-670-84333-4
OCLC 25964915
813/.54 20
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 is a 1992 historical novel by the American author William T. Vollmann. It is the second book in a seven-book series called Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes.

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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