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Small Collection 115 Ephemera of the Navajo Indian Evangelization Movement

Identifier: Small CN 115

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of a mimeographed booklet, titled Blessings from Beth-Hanan. The booklet is a transcript of the diary kept by Katherine R. Beard and Ruth A. Grant describing their beginning of their work as NIEM workers among the Dineh (Navajo) people in the Sand Springs region, southwest of Oraibi, Arizona.  The transcript covers the period from May 11 through October 30th, 1937.


  • Created: 1937

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Historical Information

The Navajo Indian Evangelization Movement (NIEM) was founded in 1930 by Berlyn and Edith Stokely in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The purpose of the mission was to present the Gospel to the Dineh (Navajo) people of southwestern United States and help communities develop and thrive.  The mission incorporated as the Navajo Gospel Mission in 1944.  It became Ameritribes in 1994, by which time it was working with Native American tribes in the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. In 2009 Ameritribes merged with Pioneers.


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Accruals and Additions

The material in this collection was given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by the Historical Committee of the Mennonite Church, USA in August 2010.

Accession 10-63

August 31, 2010

Bob Shuster

Small Collection 115 Ephemera of the Navajo Indian Evangelization Movement
Bob Shuster
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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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