On this day in history, 1540-- The Society of Jesus (aka Jesuits) was officially approved by Pope Paul III. The Jesuits did much work with the Indians and settling in the Americas. The Society of Jesus USA webpages has an extensive collection of resources available to the public. Go to http://www.jesuit.org/sections/default.asp?SECTION_ID=192&SUBSECTION_ID=252 to investigate these resources.
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)