Native American Religion

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        Native Americans had religious beliefs. They had rituals. In rituals they did dances around a fire to keep evil spirits away. They also told sacred stories. These sacred stories were called myths. They used myths to explain the things that they couldn't clarify. One way that the Native Americans showed these stories was on tapestries.

       The Native Americans made a tapestry of a unicorn. The legend of the unicorn is that its horn is magical. The main reason why Native Americans had rituals was to worship their ancestors. They show respect to their ancestors by chanting.

        Two sorts of dances during a ritual are the Sun Dance and the sweat lodge. In the sweat lodge they literally do sweat but it is different from others because it doesn't happen like others. These are some of the rituals and reasons why Native Americans had ceremonies.