Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

American Pilgrims as Pilgrims

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Alexa Sand

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

As children, we were taught that America was founded by pilgrims. It's a fact; a fact that has been drilled into our brains. As we've grown so too has our knowledge of this founding. We have learned why these people left their native countries, how they arrived in this land, how they lived once they landed, and harsh truths regarding their interactions with the native people of the region. All the while remaining, untouched is these title of Pilgrim. But does this group of 17th century Protestants truly classify as "pilgrim"? An answer is obtainable through an examination of their material culture using a critical lens. This project will analyze objects created and written by this group to understand Protestant perception of their culture and decide if this journey should be classified as a pilgrimage rather than a religious migration.

Location

The North Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 1:15 PM

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American Pilgrims as Pilgrims

The North Atrium

As children, we were taught that America was founded by pilgrims. It's a fact; a fact that has been drilled into our brains. As we've grown so too has our knowledge of this founding. We have learned why these people left their native countries, how they arrived in this land, how they lived once they landed, and harsh truths regarding their interactions with the native people of the region. All the while remaining, untouched is these title of Pilgrim. But does this group of 17th century Protestants truly classify as "pilgrim"? An answer is obtainable through an examination of their material culture using a critical lens. This project will analyze objects created and written by this group to understand Protestant perception of their culture and decide if this journey should be classified as a pilgrimage rather than a religious migration.