Praise for the previous edition: This work is a worthwhile addition to any general reference collection.--American Reference Books Annual Despite a long history of suppression by governments and missionaries, Native American beliefs have endured as dignified, profound, viable, and richly faceted religions. Encyclopedia of Native American Religions, Updated Edition is the first in-depth, one-volume reference for the general reader that explores this fascinating subject. More than 1,200 cross-refereced entries describe traditional beliefs and worship practices, the consequences of contact with Europeans and other Americans, and the forms Native American religions take today. The updated edition features: A foreword by Walter R. Echo-Hawk, Senior Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund Biographies of figures such as Thomas Stillday, Jr., an Ojibway and the first Indian chaplain in the Minnesota State Legislature Court cases concerning prisoners' religious rights National and state legislation, such as the Native American Church Bill and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Religious rights in the military Sacred sites, such as Snoqualmie Falls, and the sacred use of tobacco Tribal court cases involving the participation of non-Indians in Native American religious ceremonies, such as the Sun Dance. Excerpted from The Encyclopedia of Native American Religions by Arlene B. Hirschfelder, Paulette Fairbanks Molin All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.