Saturday, January 29, 2011

American Indians and Religion

At the Tucson memorial service, there was a Native American speaker there to do that super spiritual American Indian one with nature and the spirit in the sky talk. This blogger wrote up a post showing how much of a sham it is to perpetuate that idea that Native Americans would be best represented by the 'great spirit' type talk. Four percent, 4.1% of Native Americans identify as practicing an indigenous religion (the general social survey was the source of data). I find it interesting that nearly 75% of American Indians are some type of Christian.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But Christianity was forced upon Native Americans when the "White Man" came. Read Black Elk Speaks.