Native Americans and the Land: "The End of Living and the Beginning of Survival"

George E. Tinker

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1986

Issue: The Land (Vol. 6, No 1, Winter, 1986)

Land for the Indians is indeed sacred in a sense that it is not in immigrant society, however much that society may prize land as property. The sacredness of the land shows itself in all of Native American life, but especially in tribal religions. For most tribes, their spiritual ceremonies are intimately related to the land on which they live, and their religion no longer works when the land is no longer there for them.

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