God Is Red: A Native View of Religion - Chapters 14-17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter fourteen is titled "Tribal Religions and Contemporary American Culture." In contemporary American culture it is common to find religions that are shaped by the culture. In Indian tribal religions, however, the culture is shaped by their religion. This often poses a problem in modern society when everything is electronic, as this fact tends to change the culture. It is also a problem with some of the tribes that choose not to use modern conveniences. The children go into the outside world and experience these conveniences, such as electricity, and it can cause a lack of harmony in the home.

Another cause for discord for the tribes was when the concept of the reservation was established. It seemed advantageous for the tribes to have their own schools, hospitals, and the like. However, it also allowed missionaries to come onto the reservation and object...

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