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Native American Beliefs: “The Great Mystery”

Many Native American beliefs — ranging from beliefs about nature and animals, to traditional customs and ceremonies — are cause for discussion among non-Native peoples. Also discussed are the various spiritual and religious beliefs of Native American tribes. I want to speak to one specifically, the Native American belief in “The Great Mystery.” When non-Natives consider “The […]

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“Indians are Persons” – Standing Bear’s Speech

Indians are “persons” under the law. The words of Standing Bear in court before Judge Dundy’s ruling in 1879.

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