American Native Spirituality
Spirituality, is not religion.
Speaking in the name of religion,
is a good way to assure a battle.
Religion, since the beginning of time has always
been a way to pit humans against each other.
'In the name of my God, I take your
life and your land and your wampum.'
In the name of Allah or God or whatever,
it has been an excuse for a dominating country or race
to make servants out of smaller, less populated races or countries.
In the Creator's eyes, we are all servants of the master.
We need to spend more time learning how to serve the Creator
and less time trying to make servants out of our fellow man.
The more we learn to serve the Creator,
the better everyone's life on Mother Earth will be.
This page has information about one of my Mohegan
Preacher Samson Occum
first reference resource is an excellent view of the effect
of the Europeans on the culture and spirituality of my people.
Especially note the references numbered 26-30 from the book
reviewed and included in the link below of Professor Ryan.
George E. Tinker,
The Gospel and Native
American Cultural Genocide
This subject is personally close to
my heart as I spent many hours
with prisoners who had often been
denied the right to practice
Spiritual believes while incarcerated.
Native Spiritual Freedom in Prison
John Barry Ryan, a
Religious Studies at Manhattan College,
describes and defines American Native Spirituality.
Listening to Native Americans:
Making Peace with the Past for the Future
The University of Virginia stores
online collection of works by
Native and Non Native writers.
This one by Marie L. McLaughlin is
about the Lakota people.
Myths and Legends of the Sioux
An excellent guide for those who teach about our
Native Spirituality with many good reference resources.
Native American Religion in Early America
This web page has a good description of
American Native Spirituality.
Native American Spirituality
The University of Virginia has kindly reprinted
this work by Simon Pokagon.
Native Superstitions and Legends
Originally published in 1907, this story about the Lakota was
written by Charles Eastman, who would become the first
Doctor at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Old Indian Days
An unverified collection of comments made by
Seneca Red Jacket about American
Red Jacket defends
American Native Spirituality
Elaine Lunham of Bay Mills Community College
describes the American
Native tradition of smudging.
Charles Eastman wrote this beautiful work
about American Native Spirituality.
The Soul of the Indian
**An extremely frank description of
the Sun Dance,**
the contents of this web page may be
for the young or sensitive reader.
The Sun-Dance of the Sioux
A series of exchanges concerning who is
best fit to teach American Native Spirituality.
Teaching Native American Religions
This University of Pennsylvania's Museum
exhibition is about American Native Medicines.
Traditional Healing and Western Medicine
may contact Sachem Walkingfox at:
sachemuncas at centurylink.net
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