Native Americans: Environmental Wisdom And Beliefs

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Jacob Mayfield Pd 4 Honors American Lit Harvard Outline The environmental wisdom and spirituality that the Native Americans possessed is legendary. Animals were respected as equal to humans. Although hunted, but only for food, the hunter had to first ask for the permission of the animal’s spirit. Among the Native Americans the land was owned in common as a whole, no single person or entity owned any land. They thought of it just as much as the animals land as they did their own land. Many Native Americans had an appreciation of nature’s beauty as intense as any ecologist today. First came the Pilgrims in the early 1600’s. They were followed by Puritans in the 1630s and these Puritans left their mark on the new land, becoming the most dynamic
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