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Unformatted text preview: Michael Reber Native American Music Review # 15 The Euro-Americans that came to a whole new world had yet to realize what religion means to Indian peoples of America. To them it was hard to understand the importance of what sacred objects and songs were to Indian people. Euro-Americans did not take into account the religious lifestyle of Indians. Chapter one also goes over how one comes across a spirit and takes it into your own life. There are many accounts stated in the chapter as of how one comes across a spirit whether it is a sprit quest or a dream. For many Indians the contact of the Euro-Americans to the new world set in motion a drastic change in the lives of Indians. The post-contact America opened a change to Indians they now saw a whole different lifestyle, it was common for the settlers to impose their practices in to the lives of Indians and the Indians didnt essentially need this in their lives for they already had relevance in their spiritual lives. The arrival of the book this in their lives for they already had relevance in their spiritual lives....
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