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Resources for learning about the Southern Arapaho
« on: April 11, 2014, 02:17:31 pm »
Growing up in Michigan, USA we had "Michigan History" lessons as part of our history coursework through middle school.  Michigan history lessons focused a lot on the original inhabitants of the land - the Native American Indian tribes.  I have a lot of interest in their culture and am currently working to learn about the spiritual history and lore of the Ojibwe people...my school lessons focused more on day to day life and historical events.

However, due to my job I have moved to the western part of the US and it is very unlikely I will return to Michigan, sad though that makes me.  Since I did not grow up here, I know very little about the history of this place (urban corridor of Colorado).  I'd like to start learning about local spirits/gods, such as land spirits or gods/spirits/something else of the native culture.

To that end...I was wondering if anyone here has any resource suggestions for learning about the Southern Arapaho.

Also, I am fully descended from white European settlers to the US and have lived in predominately white areas all my life.  I have a lot of interest in the history and spiritual presence of the land where I live but worry that I may inadvertently misappropriate culture due to my ignorance.  My plan is to learn more about the spiritual history of the Ojibwe and Southern Arapaho (people of my birth land and the area where I currently live) and, if this clicks for me religiously, incorporate elements into my own solitary practice.  If anyone has anything they could share to help my unworldly self avoid doing something terrible, I would appreciate that.

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