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The Gods of Indian Country – Religion and the Struggle for the American West - Oxford Scholarship Online
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The Gods of Indian Country: Religion and the Struggle for the American West

Jennifer Graber


During the nineteenth century, Americans sought the cultural transformation and the physical displacement of American Indian nations. Native people resisted these efforts. Though this process is often understood as a clash of rival economic systems or racial ideologies, it was also a profound spiritual struggle. The conflict over Indian Country sparked crises for both Natives and Americans. In the end, the experience of intercultural encounter and conflict over land produced religious transformations on both sides. This book focuses on Kiowa Indians during Americans’ hundred-year effort to acq ... More

Keywords: Kiowa, Indian, Indian Country, Christianity, Protestant, Catholic, civilization, indigenous, Native

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190279615
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190279615.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Graber, author
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Texas at Austin

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