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by Dr. Richard Pointer, Westmont College
Displaced refugees amid Pontiac’s War (1763-64), Native Moravians in Britain’s northeastern colonies spent the next decade struggling to secure a peaceful homeland where they could live, work, and worship as they wished. Widespread violence, settler expansion, racial hatred, internal tensions, and political turmoil posed constant threats. Nevertheless, they achieved a measure of success, thanks largely to the leadership of Papunhank, a Munsee prophet and Moravian convert, whose radical pacifism and skillful diplomacy kept them alive and reasonably well.
Richard Pointer is the author of Pacifist Prophet: Papunhank and the Quest for Peace in Early America (University of Nebraska Press, 2020). Order your copy now at a reduced rate from the Moravian History Store.
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