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Serpent (Religious Symbol)

The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary Volume 5 : O-Sh

Yale University Press, 1992

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...In compar ative religions the term "serpent" refers to a number of creatures, real and imaginary, distinguished by physical serpentine characteristics. Serpents play a major role in mythological and religious traditions throughout the world...

Native American Church

Race and New Religious Movements in the USA : A Documentary Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Editors’ Introduction: Native American communities in the Southwest have used peyote in ceremonial settings for about a thousand years. This practice became more formalized, however, in 1918 with the official founding of the Native American...

Peyote Religion/Native American Church

Jeanette Weaskus

Jeanette Weaskus is an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Peyote: The Spirit Healer Peyote is thought of as a hallucinogen by mainstream Americans who believe that eating the cactus will cause the same effects as psilocybe cubensis (the famous psychedelic mushroom) or lysergic acid diethylmide...

Sacred Objects and Conservation: The Changing Impact of Sacred Objects on Conservators

Religion in Museums : Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...You can’t beat that, can you, when first-hand knowledge is coming from someone with experience. The Emergence of Conservation Italian Renaissance artists happily retouched and repainted religious icons “to revive the colors to the desired...

“The Benefits of an Entire Civilization”: Religion, Science, and Colonialism

Lisa L. Stenmark

Lisa L. Stenmark is with San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a fictionalized account of events that transpire between Sitting Bull’s (Tatanka-Iyotake, 1831–1890) victory over General Custer at the Little Big Horn (1886), and the massacre at Wounded Knee...

Academic Exploitation? Current Debates in the Study of Native American Religions

Suzanne Owen

Suzanne Owen is Associate Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at the Leeds Trinity University College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Appropriation of Native American Spirituality

Continuum, 2008

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...This chapter focuses on the ethical issues arising from a specific situation: that of being a white European scholar writing about Native American issues. More generally, it is about the relationship between the scholar and his or her...

Missionization and Christianity

Thomas E. I. Whittaker

Thomas E. I. Whittaker is a PhD candidate at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Colonial Missions Starting in the 1520s, Franciscan missionaries were recruited to begin the process of evangelizing New Spain, and they were soon joined by Dominicans, including Bartolomé de las Casas, an advocate for the rights of Native...

Conclusion

Suzanne Owen

Suzanne Owen is Associate Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at the Leeds Trinity University College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Appropriation of Native American Spirituality

Continuum, 2008

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...Lakota and other Native Americans have identified a problem with what they have termed the appropriation of their spirituality, which includes practices, ceremonies and knowledge, and they have accused both Native American individuals...

Intertribal Borrowing of Ceremonies among the Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland

Suzanne Owen

Suzanne Owen is Associate Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at the Leeds Trinity University College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Appropriation of Native American Spirituality

Continuum, 2008

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...A form of ‘appropriation’ that has not been challenged is when one indigenous community employs another indigenous community’s spiritual knowledge and practices. To explore this situation I went to Newfoundland, Canada, to visit Mi’kmaq...

Reconciling to the Ancestors: The Spirit of Decolonization in Times of Pandemic

Timothy B. Leduc

Timothy B. Leduc is Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...On the point that is a ten-minute canoe paddle away, the birch, maple, and oak are ablaze with the beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows of fall. Even as the sun shines on this warm fall day, I can feel the cool air that has replaced...