NATIVE AMERICAN RELIGION AND VALUES, AMERICAN WEST 1840-1895)

 AMERICAN WEST (1840-1895)

NATIVE AMERICAN RELIGION AND VALUES:

Native American Religion-The Spirits

Although early European settlers in America decided that Native American had no religion,infact they was very wrong because Native Americans were very religious.

Although many Native Americans believed in a great Spirit- called Waksan Tanka- their religion was animistic. It was based on the desire to appease 'The Spirits', which they did in many ways:

  • When a young man came of age, he would take part in a ceremony which involved fasting,self-harm,going into a trance and seeing an animal that was a Spirit Friend.
  • Native Americans believed…

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NATIVE AMERICAN RELIGION AND VALUES, AMERICAN WEST 1840-1895)

 AMERICAN WEST (1840-1895)

NATIVE AMERICAN RELIGION AND VALUES:

Native American Religion-The Spirits

Although early European settlers in America decided that Native American had no religion,infact they was very wrong because Native Americans were very religious.

Although many Native Americans believed in a great Spirit- called Waksan Tanka- their religion was animistic. It was based on the desire to appease 'The Spirits', which they did in many ways:

  • When a young man came of age, he would take part in a ceremony which involved fasting,self-harm,going into a trance and seeing an animal that was a Spirit Friend.
  • Native Americans believed…

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