The Roles Of Puritan Women

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I found it very interesting how the Puritans Women took on roles such as acting as farmhands and tending to their vegetable gardens. It did make sense that the most important role for a Puritan woman to take on was being a mother. Women in Puritan society fulfilled a number of different roles but acting as farm hands seemed unusual to me.
The Puritan missionary efforts to convert Indians to Christianity were weak and mostly unsuccessful. It was amazing how Puritans thought they could convert New England natives to Christianity. They actually thought they were saving them from their sinful ways and the wrath of the Christian God. The members of the Massachusetts Bay Colony viewed the Indians as savages that were in need and in want of guidance.
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