Encyclopedia of Native American Religions, Third Edition (Paperback)

Encyclopedia of Native American Religions, Third Edition By Arlene Hirschfelder, Paulette Molin Cover Image
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Praise for the previous edition:

"This encyclopedia...allows the student to realize the richness and diversity of the Native American beliefs to the forefront of the world religions...Highly Recommended."--Book Report

"...recommended for public library, school, and undergraduate reference collections."--Booklist

"...the wealth of information...make this useful for both public and academic libraries."--Library Journal

Despite a long history of suppression by governments and missionaries, Native American beliefs have endured as dignified, profound, viable, and richly faceted religions. Encyclopedia of Native American Religions, Third Edition is the go-to reference for the general reader that explores this fascinating subject.

More than 1,200 cross-referenced entries describe traditional beliefs and worship practices, the consequences of contact with Europeans and other Americans, and the forms Native American religions take today.

Coverage includes:

  • Biographies of figures such as Thomas Stillday Jr., an Ojibway and the first Indian chaplain in the Minnesota State Legislature
  • Court cases concerning prisoners' religious rights
  • National and state legislation, such as the Native American Church Bill and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
  • Religious rights in the military
  • Sacred sites, such as Snoqualmie Falls, and the sacred use of tobacco
  • Tribal court cases involving the participation of non-Indians in Native American religious ceremonies, such as the Sun Dance.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798887252476
Publisher: Facts on File
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 558
Language: English