Eliot, John -- 1604-1690.; Praying Indians.;
Bas-relief of John Eliot, preaching to the Indians. Eliot translated the Bible into the Massachusetts language and published it in 1663. In 1666, his grammar of Massachusetts, called "The Indian Grammar Begun", was published as well. Eliot was best known for putting Native Americans in planned towns in hopes of encouraging them to recreate a Christian society. At one point in time, there were 14 of these towns of so-called "Praying Indians".
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