Religious Rituals Of American Indians

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Before the Indians were forced to live on reservation, they fought to keep their nation. For instances, several irate young Indians mistakenly killed some settlers on their way to a reservation. Their tribe leader Chief Joseph convinced them to head to Canada because he knew soldiers were headed their way to kill them and the rest of the tribe. Only a few were able to make it. Chief Joseph and the others surrendered. He was tired of all that the incomers had done to them, from killing of the bison to taking the land. Other tribes try to hold on by doing religious rituals. For an example, they had one called the Ghost Dance in which they saw in a vision that the land and the buffalo was restored to them again. It gave them hope, but scared the

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