- Indians of colonial days who accepted the teachings of the missionaries.
They were organized into villages, known as "praying villages." Chief
of these was Natick, Massachusetts, near the present village of the
same name, where John Eliot made a great number of converts in 1650-1651.
Most of these were remnants of the Massachuset tribe.
After King Philip's War those who would
not join the Indians in the praying villages were sold into slavery.
Catholic iroquois and those who followed
the teachings of the Moravian brethren also were known as praying Indians.
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