Cherokee dating practicies
This also changed their spiritual traditions and when, in 1882, the U. Federal Government began to work towards banning Native American Religious Rights, which impacted their ceremonies. Other tribes, particularly in the Southwest, have retained their aboriginal traditions, mostly intact.
Death Ceremonies – Native Americans celebrated death, knowing that it was an end to life on Earth, but, believing it to be the start of life in the Spirit World.
The Hopi Indians believe that the soul moves along a Sky path westwards and that those who have lived a righteous life will travel with ease.
Healing Rituals – Symbolic healing rituals and ceremonies were often held to bring participants into harmony with themselves, their tribe, and their environment.Green Corn Festivals – Also called the Green Corn Ceremonies, this both a celebration and religious ceremony, primarily practiced by the peoples of the Eastern Woodlands and the Southeastern tribes including the Creek, Cherokee, Seminole, Yuchi, Iroquois, and others.The ceremony typically coincides in the late summer and is tied to the ripening of the corn crops.Traditional foods and special herbs are served and placed at the grave side.The Navajo perceived that living to an old age was a sign of a life well lived, thus ensuring that the soul would be born again.