Resources for the Study of
Native Americans
"All of us need to examine our own perceptions of Native Americans--how much they are shaped by stereotypes, distorted media portrayals or ignorance. We fear that prejudice and insensitivity toward Native peoples is deeply rooted in our culture and in our local churches."

US Bishops: A Time for Remembering

Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops on American Indians Summary and paraphrase by Gerald Darring

Religious Orders, The Indian, And The Conquest: Fifty Years of Dispute and Contradiction Maria Paz Haro

Listening to Native Americans: Making Peace with the Past for the Future John Barry Ryan

American Indian Religious Freedom Act

American Indian Religious Freedom Act: Amendments of 1994

Rome and Her Indians Jenny Franchot

Native Americans and the Land: “The End of Living, and the Beginning of Survival” George E. Tinker

Relinquishing a Legacy of Hatred, Embracing Respect For All Life Dino Butler

Five Hundred Years of Injustice: The Legacy of Fifteenth Century Religious Practices Steven T. Newcomb

New Studies by Native American Scholar Document the Role of Christianity in Historic Oppression Fred Whitehead

President Clinton's Executive Order on Indian Sacred Sites

Wallace Black Elk Speaks

Native American Spirituality

Native Religions in Newfoundland and Labrador

First Nations Spirituality

Declaration of War Against Exploiters of Lakota Spirituality

"Why I Am a Pagan." Zitkala-Sa

The Soul of the Indian Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiyesa)

Columbus: A Moral Retrospective Tim C. Mazur

First Nations Histories

The Covert War Against Native Americans Ward Churchill

Spanish Conquest of Native America

DeSoto's Midwestern Conquest Trails

Colonialism As Seen From A Former Colonized Area

Accounts of the "Cherokee Trail of Tears" Elizabeth Mulligan

Social Equity & Environmental Justice

A Natural Way of Life Bobby C. Billie

"The Only Good Indian is a Dead Indian"

The Sacred Use of Tobacco

"I" is NOT for Indians : The Portrayal of Native Americans in Books for Young People

Indian Women

Articles on Indians in the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia

Indigenous Americans: Spirituality and Ecos Jack D. Forbes

Religion Encyclopedia of North American Indians

Selling American Indian Spirituality: "Cheating Us, Cheating Them" Pte Cante Winyan (Buffalo Heart Women)

Spiritual Commodification and Misappropriation: What Native People Want You To Understand Compiled by Mariah Jones

A Brief History of the Native American Church Jay Fikes

Joseph Chihoatenhwa: The Forgotten Martyr

Brebeuf's Instructions to the Missionaries

1663-1702: The Missions - The Brandy Question Francis Parkman

Mission Method and the American Indian Carl F. Starkloff

Native Americanism H.J. Desmond, page 747

Government Secularization of the Education of Catholic Indian Youth Richard R. Elliott, page 148

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