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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 6. How can spiritual traditions create Indigenous traditions in new places?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43121


Captive Africans dispersed throughout the Americas understood indigeneity as a process of spiritual transformation that linked displaced people to new places of habitation. Their relationships with native/nature spirits enabled them to create new Indigenous traditions that rooted their communities and allowed them to become spiritually indigenous in the lands of their captivity.

Chapter Contributors

  • Ras Michael Brown ( - rmbrown) 'Georgia State University'