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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 43. What does it mean for an Indigenous religion to be “place-based?”

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43158


Indigenous peoples often speak of being from and of particular places. Indigenous relationships are both ancient and emerging, tied to particular places of revolution or power, burial sites, and actions of sacred figures. Indigenous religions are rooted in place, but not “stuck” in place as evident in urban intertribal gatherings and transnational protest movements.

Chapter Contributors

  • Abel R. Gomez ( - abgomez) 'University of Oklahoma'