Response Paper 1 - Mallory Seymour English 205-03 Dr Edward...

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Mallory Seymour English 205-03 Dr. Edward Eller 09/07/07 Native American Beliefs in a Higher Being Throughout my readings of Native Americans in The Norton Anthology of American Literature, I have noted many similarities between my own personal religious views and those belonging to various groups of Native Americans. My beliefs about creation run parallel to their creation beliefs, in that both they and I credit creation to a higher being. There are also major events that I believe are connected to religion, and the Native Americans seem to acknowledge this connection as well. While some details in the stories vary, most of the main ideas are the same, and Native Americans’ beliefs in a higher being or Deity are very evident in their myths and legends. One group of Native Americans that I read about that had beliefs quite similar to my own was the Iroquois. As far as creation is concerned, I believe that God existed in the beginning and created everything. The Iroquois believed that there was a man “possessed with a gentle disposition”
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