The New World was a dangerous and mysterious wilderness when Isaac Jogues and his fellow missionaries arrived in 1636 to convert Native Americans to Christianity. Written in simple but stirring terms, this true story of the intrepid Jesuit's adventures and hardships among the Algonquins, Hurons, and ... read more
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