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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 46. What does it mean when Indigenous peoples say animals are sacred?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43161


This chapter describes the worldview of many Indigenous cultures where non-human beings are considered to be persons. This ontology is a key foundation for all relations within Indigenous worlds.

Chapter Contributors

  • Kelsey Dayle John ( - kdjohn) 'University of Arizona'