Questions and Answers By: ABC DateQuestions and AnswersAssignment Number 2″All traditional Native American religions are the same.”It is very difficult toexplain the religion of the Native American. The reason behind it is that therewere many tribes by which the principles of the religion were passed.
A lot oftribes usually had their own beliefs and there also exist many tribes that hadsame types of beliefs in the different aspect. The religion of the NativeAmerican usually focuses on the nature and the different elements of theenvironment like animals, landscape, plants and many other elements had animportant role in the religion. The religion of the Native American involvesmany practices, traditions and ceremonies in regard to a lot of events andthese ceremonies may include dances, feasts, music and some other types of theperformances. The sacramentalpractices and the religious beliefs of the Native American religion areinfluenced by Christianity.
The maintribes of this region are Dakota tribes, Iroquois Nation and Apache tribes (Jocks & E.Sullivan, 2018).The Iroquois tribe was one of the organized civilizations of NativeAmerica.
The religion of the Iroquois had the attributes of the monotheistic belief, inwhich the nation had the belief on all type of the creators that were powerfuland famous with the term “Great Spirit”. This nation or tribe has thebelief in the Great Spirit’ superintending care. The power of this tribe wasadministrated by the existence of the inferior spiritual and the religiousattributes that were associated with the Great Spirit were not developed. Thesespirits provided they power and some spirits were also provided by the namesand most often they were recognized with the force that they had. Just, forexample, one of the most significant spirits was He-no was provided by the attributeof thunderbolt and had the main function to control the weather. The Iroquois also had the belief that evilsalso exist in the world and they assigned the evil as the brother of the GreatSpirit (LaPier, 2017).The Sioux or Dakota arecalled commonly inhabited as well as prairies and present in the surrounding ofthe South and North Dakota. It was the belief of this nation that the entireobject was the spirit, due to which they had the docetic view about theuniverse in which nothing is real and all the object of the universe are justthe appearance of the real objects.
This belief was similar to the belief ofthe Iroquois in inferior spirits. In this nation, Wakan Tanka had theassociation with Dakota or the holy men that make effort to correct some ordersand also develop the understanding of the Great Incomprehensibility. The Siouxdid not have the strict doctrine of the religion and they just worked toprovide the assistance to the Sioux to understand the universe. They also hadthe belief that humanity was to served the Waken people.
It is not possible toseparate the people of Dakota from buffalo.Based on all thediscussion, it can say that the belief related to the religion Dakota peoplewas not well-matched with the Christianity as the people of Iroquois were. Itcan be seen from the balance as well as the unity that the world of Dakota wasopposite to the attributes of the monotheistic and these people were madeefforts to keep their own religion. The existence of the different groups andtribe brought many changes in the religion as well as religious practiced ofthe Native American. All the tribes had their own religious values and practices,however mostly they all are attached with the different elements of the naturethat was the base of the similarity of these tribes that were exist in NativeAmerica (Indians.org, 2017).ReferencesIndians.
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