Traditional Native American Religion

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In a world growing ever more diverse and globalized it is more important than ever to understand and tolerate the views of others, including their spiritual believes. For that we should learn about the basics of world religions. Religion is any specific, organized system of belief about deity, often involving rituals, a code of ethics, and a philosophy of life. Many religions have narratives, symbols, and sacred histories that are intended to explain the meaning of life and/or to explain the origin of life or the Universe. Many religions may have organized behaviors, clergy, a definition of what constitutes adherence or membership, holy places, and scriptures. The practice of a religion may also include rituals, sermons, commemoration or veneration…show more content…
Zulu warrior dance. In ancestor veneration it is considered that the death is a mere passage from the human world to the spirit world. In many societies the ancestors occupy more devotional attention than God/Supreme being. Native American Religion Native American religions are the spiritual practices of the Indigenous peoples in North America. Traditional Native American ceremonial ways can vary widely, and are based on the differing histories and beliefs of individual tribes, clans and bands. Early European explorers describe individual Native American tribes and even small bands as each having their own religious practices. There are some features appear to be common to many basic religions that still exist or existed in some form in the nineteenth and twentieth century’s, when anthropologists began to study them. These features have begun also appeared in the historical religions of which we are aware. These common features are; • Animism • Magic •…show more content…
As for their religious activities, they buried their dead with tools, weapons and food. Animal bones were found in the burial sites. What this really indicates is that Neanderthals believed that their dead were moving on to a next life. Neanderthals must have wanted to make sure that their loved ones who have died have his/her tools and equipments that he need for his next life. Also there were often carefully arranged bear skulls that suggested some worship rite. Bears represent ferocious strength. So if a warrior dies having that bear skull, it represents their ferocity, their

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