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While there had been many attempts to convert native populations, why do you believe there was a new interest in religion at this time? Also, contrast how Moravian Indian conversion differed from earlier attempts to convert native populations and what did they offer them. I think there was new interest in religion because the natives knew they needed to start forming a common ground with them, and by possible converting to their religion they could for an alliance with them. “The success of the Mashpees demonstrated that Christianity and education could be used to gain allies within English society, and that those allies could play useful roles in the Indians’ struggle for self-preservation.” (Townsend, 136)

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