Not everyone forgets. I see Native American tribal magic as some of the most authentic stuff here in the States. Even hoodoo and the folk magic of the hills pull from some of it especially the rootworking. That is why witchcraft in the States have a different flavor than British traditional craft because of the Native American influence. So it is important here. People tend to forget about that in favor of strictly European or African witchcraft but the truth is, its all mixed here, just like our heritage and you are now starting to see people realize that and pull away from wicca and its parent craft in favor a more mixed approach that is more in line with who they are and where they grew up.
Thank you whiterosé,
I know not everyone forgets but when I see books like that and they completely write us out its frustrating and hurtful. Part of the reason I joined this site was to talk with others who not only have similar beliefs but also know how it feels to be treated like a dirty heathen. I have actually had Christians call me that plus you get those who are non tribal members who live on or near the boundries and get upset because they can't just do what ever they want with the small amount of land we have left. On the policewives site I belong to one member actually said she thought all resrvations where dirty and full of drunks .
I have gotten in many arguments over my decision to not only treat but to educate other races because it is a hot button issue. My belief is that in order to claim our contributions we have to teach at least some of our beliefs and knowledge. I supose to that end I should write a thread about it I'm just a little worried about it because there are many tribes with diffrent practices and there's no way to include everyone or not offend some for what ever reason.