No one who is at all acquainted with the Indian in his home can deny that we are a polite people.
He sees no need for setting apart one day in seven as a holy day, since to him all days are God's.
The native American has been generally despised by his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity.
The religion of the Indian is the last thing about him that the man of another race will ever understand.
At the age of about eight years, if he is a boy, she turns him over to his father for more Spartan training.
In every religion there is an element of the supernatural, varying with the influence of pure reason over its devotees.
The American Indian was an individualist in religion as in war. He had neither a national army nor an organized church.
Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
Our people, though capable of strong and durable feeling, were not demonstrative in their affection at any time, least of all in the presence of guests or strangers.
There was no religious ceremony connected with marriage among us, while on the other hand the relation between man and woman was regarded as in itself mysterious and holy.