Shortly after Europeans arrived in North America, they began a concerted effort to stamp out Native American culture. There were exceptions, of course, but as European settlements pushed up against native ones, it was the natives who were forced to give way. Traditional ceremonies such as the Sun Dance, practiced by many Plains tribes, and the Potlatch, practiced by tribes in the Pacific Northwest, were banned in the late 1800s. Indians who continued to practice these banned rituals were...
Want more? Sorry, the full text of this article is only available to subscribers. Subscribe now.
Already a subscriber? Please log in by entering your email address and password into the red login box at the top-right corner of this page.
Need to register for your premium online access, which is included with your paid subscription? Register here.