For Native Americans, religious freedom has been an elusive goal. From nineteenth-century bans on indigenous ceremonial practices to twenty-first-century legal battles over sacred lands, peyote use, and hunting practices, the U.S. government has often acted as if Indian traditions were somehow not truly religious and therefore not eligible for the constitutional protections of the First Amendment.
Author Tisa Wenger shares how cultural notions about what constitutes "religion" are crucial to public debates over religious freedom.
Paperback: 360 pages
- Author: Tisa Wenger
- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2009)
- ISBN-10: 0807859354
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
About the Artist
Tisa Wenger is assistant professor of American religious history at Yale University.
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