John Eliot


John Eliot

John Eliot, known as The Apostle of the Indians, was born in England in 1604. He graduated at Cambridge and moved to Boston in 1631; soon afterwards he was chosen minister of the church of Roxbury. He studied the language of the Indians and commenced preaching to them about 1646, obtained great influence over them, and effected many conversions. In the performance of his missionary labors he travelled extensively and suffered great hardships. He translated the Bible into the Indian language. He died in 1690.

Adapted from The Dictionary of Biography by Charles Morris

Key events during the life of John Eliot:

Birth of John Eliot.
Graduated from Cambridge.
  Minister of church in Roxbury.
Began missionary work to Indians
  Translated Bible into Indian.
Death of John Eliot.

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Book Links
Stories of Two Ministers  in  Story of the Thirteen Colonies  by  H. A. Guerber
John Eliot  in  Heroes of Progress in America  by  Charles Morris

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John Eliot
 in Indian History for Young Folks

John Eliot preaching to the Indians
 in Indian History for Young Folks

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