Mourning Dove: An Analysis

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In the Salishan autobiography “Mourning Dove”, author Mourning Dove gives insight into how the culture of her people was ultimately altered during the late 1800’s; primarily caused by the catalyst that was the arrival and the integration of white values into their society. The main force that drove these transitions to occur stemmed from religion. Through the influence and encouragement of pastors, in this case, Father De Rouge, the Natives beliefs in their ancient customs gradually declined, as his determined efforts to spread the word of Christianity had reached the ears of the Native tribes (Mourning Dove, 26). Whether that be holding service in tipis or aiding the sick and needy. An example of this change regarding their beliefs could be
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