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Washington and Lee University    
 
    
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalog
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SOAN 285 - Introduction to American Indian Religions


(REL 285) FDR: HU
Credits: 3

This class introduces students to some of the dominant themes, values, beliefs, and practices found among the religions of North America's Indian peoples. The first part of the course explores the importance of sacred power, landscape, and community in traditional Indian spiritualities and rituals. It then examines some of the changes that have occurred in these traditions as a result of western expansion and dominance from the 18th through early 20th centuries. Lastly, the course considers some of the issues and problems confronting contemporary American Indian religions. Markowitz.




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