Do Native Americans Believe in God? Can You Believe Someone Even Asked That?

Lately, the question was asked, “Do Native Americans believe in God?” As someone who has studied Native American culture, lived in communities with Native Americans and have a little Indian ancestry myself, I can assure you that yes, it is common for Native Americans to believe in God. Not only do America’s churches have Native Americans in their congregations, but most of America’s Indian tribes throughout history have had strong “spiritual” components. However, Native Americans didn’t (and often still don’t) believe in God the same way as Europeans who colonized the New World. Native American spiritual beliefs are so sacred and diverse I wouldn’t attempt to explain them, at least not today. Their spiritual beliefs were rooted in nature, and they did not go about proselytizing the way Colonial Europeans did. Many of America’s Indians believed that a person’s relationship to divinity was a private matter and were astonished at the “in your face” attitude of the European Christian newcomers. Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy IV – Native Americans Hidden in Our Family Trees. Available here:

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With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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