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Old 06-05-2015, 11:56 AM   #2
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First, welcome to powwows.com. We are a forum for the discussion of the Native social gathering powwows and related arts. We generally do not deal with Native religions.

Native people are incredibly varied and have many cultural traditions. There are over 500 federally recognized tribes within the US alone. We have no one religion, language or culture.

However there are some generalization that can be made. One of these is most Native people and cultures treat the sacred with profound respect. Our intellectual and spiritual traditions do not have their roots in the same soil as those of Europe. So, we have different rules governing the transmission of knowledge. In practice this often means we do not causally discuss the sacred among ourselves, let alone with outsiders.

Fortunately, you have one half your family to turn to. Your best access to your people's ways and teaching is your own elders. I would suggest you respectfully approach them with your questions.

As for this permutation of the lost Tribes theory, my people have their own Creation story. Many, if not most of us, do not subscribe to the primacy of the Judeo-Christian Genesis. In our story we were never lost.

I would question whether it is beneficial to you as a human to divide the world on racial lines. Do you like it when other people do it to you?
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