Among the stories told by the documents in the Archives is that of
James Elliot, Peter Fleming,
T. Edward McCully, Nate Saint and Roger Youderian. These five missionaries were killed by
the Wuaorani Indians of Ecuador (also known as the Auca in Western newspapers and magazines) in
1956, when the Americans visited the remote Indian people to try and begin an evangelistic
ministry. The news of the men's death attracted world-wide attention. Later, Saint's sister
Rachel and Elliot's widow Elisabeth worked with the Huaorani convert Dayuma to establish the
beginning of a Christian community.
To find a current list of collections in the BGC Archives with information about these men and about the Huaorani people, go to the Archives online database at: http://bgcarc.wheaton.edu/archives/ and search under one or more of the following terms:
Elliot, Philip James
McCully, T. Edward Jr.
Saint, Nathanael "Nate"