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Comanches and Mennonites on the Oklahoma Plains

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The hardscrabble western plains of Oklahoma were an unkind place. Barren lands, oppressive heat, unrelenting winds awaited those who would settle there. It was here the Comanche Indians were "placed" by the U.S. government.

Into this reservation setting in 1902 stepped a unique couple, Abraham and Magdalena Becker. German-Russian Mennonites with little more than their tenacious, loving spirit to nourish them, the Beckers would become special friends to the Comanches. Stewards of Post Oak Mission, established by the Mennonite Brethren, they shaped a meaningful life of service among these former hunters and warriors. Magdalena Becker emerged as the key figure in the development of this mission into, arguably, the most successful one in western Oklahoma.

This study not only provides a thorough account of the evolution of a successful mission among Plains Indians, but also represents a revealing picture of a tribal people coming to terms with the twentieth-century realities of the American West.

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English
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191

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Published in

Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA and Hillsboro, Kansas, USA

Edition Notes

Series
Perspectives on Mennonite Life and Thought, No. 12
Copyright Date
1997

Classifications

Library of Congress
BX8143.B39 K76 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 169p.
Number of pages
191
Dimensions
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25773335M
Internet Archive
ComanchesAndMennonitesOnTheOklahomaPlainsOCRopt
ISBN 10
0921788428
LCCN
98108053
OCLC/WorldCat
36992624

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