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The great spirit

Source/creator. Not overly personified yet it's interactive. Sends signals. Provides omens,listens to prayers, grants blessings, oversees and guides yet allows freedom

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Tribal religions

Derived from reverence for life. Spirituality and practicality completely intertwine. Life is affirmed,celebrated, and honored. All life is sacred

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Nature

Nature is evidence of spirit in all dimensions. Ex: trees, animals, lakes, birds

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Animistic

All things have souls and spirits

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Master animal

Usually an animals that provides the groups sustenance
Ex: buffalo

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Animal life

Taken for sustenance and religion. Done with reverence and replaced by acts of hollering. Apologized to spirit and make them understand why

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Mother Earth

The earth is often seen as the mother, nurturer, and provider. Understand the gift. Humans need to remain close to the earth. Life is rooted in respect,cooperation

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Medicine man

State attuned to nature, spirit, and it's ways. Can use herbs, cure, and predict events.
Even if not chosen you still need to live with nature and understand eachother and spirits.

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Healing techniques

Prairie dog medicine- helps with breathing
Buffalo- used for clothing, food, tools
Badger- prophecy in blood