Spiritual Genocide: The Denial of American Indian Religious Freedom, from Conquest to 1934

  title={Spiritual Genocide: The Denial of American Indian Religious Freedom, from Conquest to 1934},
  author={Steve Talbot},
  journal={Wicazo Sa Review},
  pages={39 - 7}
  • S. Talbot
  • Published 29 November 2006
  • History
  • Wicazo Sa Review
I I June 26, 2002, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance are unconstitutional, because they violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment. The resulting outpouring of sanctimonious criticism and superpatriotic zeal to "put God back" into the Pledge of Allegiance is tragically ironic if one reflects on the more than two hundred years of religious oppression that the indigenous peoples and nations of the United… 

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