Native Religions of the AmericasBook - 2007
North, Central, and South American Indians have a rich religious heritage, though much has been lost since these peoples were conquered by Europeans. Characteristic features of Native American religion included the master of the animals, a protective spirit of a species or of all animals. Shamans, ecstatic medicine men, used supernatural powers to cure the ill. Totemism was a mysterious religious bond between the human clan and their animal guardians. There was a high god as well as many atmospheric gods, such as gods of thunder and wind. The Earth Mother was understood to work silently, influencing all.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Knowledge Products : Blackstone Audiobooks ; [Boulder, Colo. : Made available electronically by] NetLibrary, 2007
Characteristics: 1 sound file (3 hr.) : digital, wma file