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Plains Native American Religion


This index has links to resources at Sacred-texts about religion, spiritual practices, and folklore of Native Americans of the Plains region.

 The Old North Trail
by Walter McClintock [1910]
The Blackfeet tribe share their mythology, religion, ceremonies and songs with a keen observer.

 Blackfoot Lodge Tales
by George Bird Grinnell [1892]
Folklore, religion and culture of a key Plains Native American group.

 The Punishment of the Stingy and Other Indian Stories
by George Bird Grinnell [1901]
Retellings of Native American lore about generosity and stinginess, from the Plains, Plateau and Northwest culture areas.

 Jicarilla Apache Texts
by Pliny Earle Goddard. [1911]
(Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. VIII.)

 The Sun Dance and Other Ceremonies of the Oglala Division of The Teton Dakota.
by J. R. Walker. [1917]
(Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History Vol. XVI, Part II)

 Death and Funeral Customs among the Omahas
by Francis La Flesche [1889]
Journal of American Folklore 2:4 pp. 3-11

 The Peyote Cult
by Paul Radin [1925]
from The Winnebago Tribe ch. xvi, pp. 340-78 (ARBAE 37)
The first ethnographic account of the peyote ceremony, the roots of the modern Native American Church.

 Old Indian Legends
by Zitkala-Sa [1901]

 Myths and Legends of the Sioux
by Marie L. McLaughlin [1916]