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Handsome Lake (1740–1815)

  • By: Thomas S. Abler
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Native American chief and prophet

During the late 1700s and early 1800s, Handsome Lake revitalized the traditional religion of the Iroquois. Visions he experienced in 1799 led to his preaching a coherent message of reform to the dispirited Iroquois communities, which were ...

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