European Origins for NativeAmericansWhere are they from (because they can’t be from America)? Egypt, Asia, Atlantis, Lost tribe of Israel, Outerspace [Bering Strait]Origin stories, Creation Myths are all indigenous
Plants and the Dead Control of agriculture and Urbanism Imagination of Matter From Olmec to contemporary people
Olmec (1500-300 BCE)-”Mother Civilization”giant basalt heads of ancestors body was earth--dead rulers in contact with the livinginterior architecturePyramid temple and mountainBallgame action of solar dramabuildings aligned with the rising sun at equinox Religion a Orientation
Charles H. Long”(Religion) . . . will mean orientation-- orientation in the ultimate sense, that is, how one comes to terms with the ultimate significance of ones place in the world. . . . . The religion of any people is more than a structure of thought; it is experience, expression, motivations, intentions, behaviors, styles, and rhythms.” Significations (1986), vii.
Teotihuacan (200-700 CE)“City of the Gods”Temple of the Sun 4 directions Street of the DeadTlaloc and QuetzalcoatlPlace of origins for the AztecFirst Impirial city of Central Mexico