Spreading Religion in the Vast Inland Empire

During the early 1900s, Jesuit missionaries began to move to the Inland Empire in order to convert Plateau Indians to Catholicism. One issue the Jesuits did not take into account is how spread the natives were across the plateaus. Having to travel miles upon miles to reach each church with a limited amount of missionaries made evangelizing the natives much more difficult than the Jesuits had originally thought. 

As you read this exhibit, you will learn about some of the struggles the Jesuits faced in their efforts to convert the Native Americans


Chris Klahr,Camille Walther