What do Indians forget these days

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religion
The basis for the Indian religion was the belief in a great spirit, the power of spirits, the animated nature, the power of visions and dreams as well as protective spirits. Religious dances and ceremonies have been associated with religion. For the Indians, there was no precise division between reality and dream. ...more.

Rituals / ceremonies
Here you will find information about the eagle dance, buffalo dance, calumet dance, crownt dance, fire dance, war dance, corn dance, Cheyenne pillar renewal ceremony, potlatch, squaw dance ... How the Indians buried their dead. Not to be forgotten are the famous sun dance and scalp dance of the prairie Indians and the peyotl cult. The focus of the peyotl ceremony was on eating the bitter-tasting peyotl buttons - a prickly cactus that is native to northern Mexico. After taking the peyotl, you got acoustic hallucinations, luminous color visions ... ... more.

Priests / shamans
The priest carried out purely religious cult acts, in contrast to the shaman used magical-medicinal practices. A developed priesthood with a pronounced temple cult had developed among the Pawnee. Before a priest could serve with the Pawnee, he had to pass a tough test in front of a board. ...more.

Places of worship
The Indians particularly honored the mythical forces of nature and conjured up the evil forces. Church Rock in the US state of Utah was visited by shamans to get visions there. ...more.

Demons / deities ...
Anamaqukiu: He was the demon of evil in Algonquin mythology. Everything that lived on the ground and in the water belonged to him. ...more.




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