Spirit Wars

Spirit Wars

Native North American Religions in the Age of Nation Building

eBook - 2000
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Spirit Wars is an exploration of the ways in which the destruction of spiritual practices and beliefs of native peoples in North America has led to conditions of collective suffering--a process sometimes referred to as cultural genocide. Ronald Niezen approaches this topic through wide-ranging case studies involving different colonial powers and state governments: the seventeenth-century Spanish occupation of the Southwest, the colonization of the Northeast by the French and British, nineteenth-century westward expansion and nationalism in the swelling United States and Canada, and twentieth-c.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000.
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1 online resource (xviii, 256 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Burgess, Kim

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