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Indian Traditions
TitleIndian Traditions
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1955
AuthorsBuchanan, Golden R.
MagazineImprovement Era
Volume58
Issue Number4
Pagination240-241, 285-287
Date PublishedApril 1955
KeywordsAncient America - North America; Native Americans
Abstract

A number of ancient religious Indian traditions are rehearsed, including accounts of the creation, the great deluge, a large tower, the scattering of nations, ancient writings, sacred stones, transoceanic crossings, good brothers against evil brothers, darkness and destruction on the American continent, and the visit of a “great white spirit.” The author suggests that a “core of truth” is preserved within these traditions.