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Introduction to American Indian  Religions
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Problems in the Study of  American Indian Religions Stereotypes: He is not  an Indian These People are
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Further Concerns There are more than five hundred tribes in the  United States alone, each with their own religious  traditions There are more than 400 million indigenous people  in the Western Hemisphere making American  Indian Religions one of the largest in the world We have to overcome notions of primitivism,  savages, redskins,  etc., in order to understand the  complexity and value of these religions
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can we begin to understand? American Indian religions are “earth-based”  religious traditions Understanding the feminine is at the core of the  notion of creator/deity/god(s) Equality not hierarchy  Mutually dependent relationships not demands from  on high No written book, but oral traditions handed down 
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course REL R133 taught by Professor Hines during the Spring '10 term at IUPUI.

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