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Native American Cultural and Religious Freedoms
     

Native American Cultural and Religious Freedoms

by John R. Wunder
 

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ISBN-10: 0815324898

ISBN-13: 9780815324898

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The fight to have the American legal system recognize Native American religions has taken many forms, from the confrontation over Indian usage of eagle feathers and the ingestion of peyote in religious ceremonies to the right of students to have traditional Indian hair styles while attending public schools. It was thought that the passage of the American Indian

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The fight to have the American legal system recognize Native American religions has taken many forms, from the confrontation over Indian usage of eagle feathers and the ingestion of peyote in religious ceremonies to the right of students to have traditional Indian hair styles while attending public schools. It was thought that the passage of the American Indian Religious Freedoms Act of 1978 would alleviate these problems, but Supreme Court interpretations have essentially eviscerated this law. In addition to these issues, the articles in this collection address the ongoing conflict between Native Americans and museums and states over who has rights to the skeletal remains and burial objects that have been illegally recovered throughout the U.S.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815324898
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Native Americans and the Law Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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