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United States of America

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Author(s): Marty, Martin E.
1. Christian Churches 1.1. Indian Churches The story of Christianity in the United States of America should begin with reference to the conversion of Native Americans, long called Indians. Most of the conquerors and settlers claimed to have interest in converting the Indians by baptizing them and leading them to faith (Mission). However, a combination of several factors kept the Indians from being receptive to attempts at conversion. First, they had suffered terribly in acts of “Indian removal,” espec…