Washington state history comic

Washington state history comic

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Storyboard Description

This story is about the missionaries and the Indians. It's based on the missionaries perspective.

Storyboard Text

  • The missionaries are walking to find a Native American tribe to live with and convert to Christianity.
  • The missionaries met the Indians. They introduced themselves and were invited to be with them.
  • Hi, I am John. It's nice to meet you guys.
  • It's nice to meet you too, John. Welcome!
  • The Indian chief met John and introduced him to his three wives and had dinner. John did not think it was proper of him to practice polygamy.
  • Why does this Indian have more than one wife? That isn't right...
  • The missionaries built a church. The church was meant to welcome the Indians to Christianity and teach them their ways.
  • Welcome to our church.
  • Why would we have to worship in a church when we have all of nature around us?
  • See? Isn't farming a much more efficient way to live?
  • The missionaries taught the Native Americans many things that they considered a better way of living. They taught them how to farm and gave their kids education. They also taught them the Christian faith and discouraged polygamy. 
  • Not really...
  • The Indians don't want to change their ways. They got mad at the missionaries. They did not like that they were telling them how they should live their lives. The missionaries were confused and upset because only trying to help them so that they would convert and do right.
  • We are just trying to help you guys.
  • Why are you trying to change our ways??
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