Founder of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Roger Williams (1603-1683), was ever focused upon bringing the Word of God to lost souls. He prefaces his translatian into the Indian dialect, of the Genesis account of Creation as follows:
I shall propose some proper expressions concerning the creation of the world, and man's estate, and in particular their also, which from myself, many hundreds of times, great numbers of them have heard with great delight, and great convictions; which who knows (in God's Holy season) may rise to the exalting of the Lord Jesus Christ in their conversation and salvation!
Friend, I will ask you a question.
(Some will answer Tatta, I cannot tell, some will answer Manittowock, the gods.)
How many gods be there?
(A phrase which much pleaseth them, being proper for their wandering in the woods, and similitudes greatly please them.)
I will tell you, presently.
(From Great American Statesmen and Heroes, copyright 1994 by Catherine Millard.