Native North American Religion

Religion in Native American culture is an entire way of life, understood as engaging all that is vital and relating the individual to everything that matters. Despite centuries of colonization and Christianization, many Native Americans have persevered in sustaining their native religious traditions and practices. A steadfast revival of the Native North American spiritual heritage has resulted in religious innovations as well as the rebirth of traditions long suppressed. Native Americans have put forward presentations intended to provide others with diverse perspectives on American Indian spirituality. At the same time, for nearly half a century, both the general public and scholars have increased their awareness of and attention to American Indian religions and sacred places. This has led to federal legislation such as the Civil ...

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