Treat, James. Around the Sacred Fire: Native Religious Activism in the Red Power Era. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2003.

This work argues that the Native ecumenical movement of the 1950s and 1960s, which united Christians and traditionalists, catalyzed the Red Power movements of the 1960s and 1970s.  Treat’s study explores the nuanced relationship between a land based Native religiosity and efforts for self-determination and sovereignty among both ‘reservation’ and urban Indians.

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