Author/Historian Dennis L. Peterson to Release History of Christian Missions to the Cherokee

By: TouchPoint Faith
TAYLORS, S.C. - Aug. 2, 2022 - PRLog -- Author and historian Dennis L. Peterson unveils his second faith-based history with TouchPoint Faith, Evangelism and Expulsion: Missionary Work Among the Cherokees Until Removal. This book continues Peterson's research into the history of faith in the Southern US and will appeal to readers of both American history and evangelical history.

About the Book

Evangelism and Expulsion: Missionary Work Among the Cherokees Until Removal explores the history of Christian missions to convert the Cherokee. Following a number of oft forgotten Christian evangelists, Evangelism and Expulsion explores the resistance missionaries faced from Cherokee traditionalists as well as the US government seeking to drive the Cherokee from their land.

Taking care to the Cherokee culture and tradition into which the missionaries went, Peterson recounts their efforts to educate and evangelize the Cherokees, using resources old and new to lay out the historical background and context of their work. Evangelism and Expulsion identifies the similarities and differences among the various denominations' works and focuses attention chronologically on each of those missions. Additionally, it explores the influence Sequoyah's Cherokee Syllabary had on Cherokee literacy, the spread of the gospel, and the development of a constitution for the Cherokee Nation in the face of increasingly aggressive White landgrabbers.

Evangelism and Expulsion examines the role the Cherokee newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, played in the culture and tradition of the Cherokee Nation before the infamous Trail of Tears, when the Cherokee (along with the other Southern Indian tribes) were forcibly removed from their homelands by federal forces under the orders of President Andrew Jackson.

About Dennis L. Peterson

Dennis L. Peterson is an independent author/historian based in Taylors, SC. A former history teacher, he specializes in Southern history, particularly the American Civil War, the Great Depression, World War II, and biblical studies. He is the author of Confederate Cabinet Departments and Secretaries, Combat! Spiritual Lessons from Military History and Christ in Camp and Combat: Religious Work in the Confederate Armies. He and his wife Connie, a former elementary school teacher, live in Taylors, South Carolina. They have four daughters and eight grandchildren.

About the Publisher

TouchPoint Faith is an imprint of TouchPoint Press, a traditional publisher of fiction and nonfiction. Our staff is composed of professionals whose collective experience in publishing, editing, journalism, design, and marketing set the stage behind our growing list of published titles. We are proud to work with talented authors and strive to be as innovative and energetic as possible from acquisitions to promotion before and after publication.

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