2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

ANTH 30823 Native American Religions and Ecology

Explores religious beliefs related to the environment and subsistence among Native North American Indian peoples. Investigates topics such as sacred stories and folktales, art and dance, rites of passage, health and healing, and hunting and agricultural rituals. Discusses the changing roles Native American religious beliefs have plays among both native and Euro-American peoples since the time of first contact, from the crafting of pan-tribal native identities to New Age appropriations of sweat lodges and vision quests.