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Collections with Information about Jim Elliot, Peter Fleming, T. Edward McCully, Nate Saint and/or Roger Youderian

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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: and search under one or more of the following terms:

Elliot, Philip James
Fleming, Peter
Wuaorani Indians
McCully, T. Edward Jr.
Saint, Nathanael "Nate"
Youderian, Roger

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