Sacred Places

This hallowed land held great importance to Indigenous Americans for generations as a place where they gathered to offer prayers and communicate with their ancestors. Individuals from various corners of the world were enticed by the power emanating from these sacred places.
These were sites believed to house ancestral spirits, grounds for recuperation, rejuvenation, and transformation. Among sacred spots within the desert lies Mesa Verde, an ancient cliff settlement built over a thousand years ago by Pueblo people.
The dwellings intricately carved into cliffsides offered breathtaking views of nearby desert landscapes.
Another site cherished among Native peoples is Chaco Canyon, a formerly significant religious hub for Anasazi people. Countless ancient ruins such as grand buildings, kivas (ceremonial chambers), and pathways remain preserved within this canyon’s depths. These are just glimpses into two of a multitude of sacred locations.
Each locale bears unique histories and significance whilee sharing one common trait – a profound potency. If your curiosity extends towards delving deeper into Native American sacred sites, research is encouraged! Plentiful resources can be found online or at local libraries. You may also choose personal visits to certain locations, as long as you approach them with respect and reverence.
Appreciating other cultures’ sacred sites holds immense importance in our learning journey.Our desire should never be restrained solely based on personal heritage, nor exclusivity.
These sacred places serve as conduits connecting us both spiritually with ourselves & naturally with otheworldly powers.



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Native burial grounds near Tisch Mills may include Viking ship

A 200-acre wooded site west of Tisch Mills guards its secrets well. Maybe that’s what its original inhabitants intended.But for historian Bruce Vandervest and several other investigators, the site, confirmed to be a sacred Native American burial ground, continues to draw them back in their determination to find out more: a Viking ship also may be part of the find.

Omaha Sacred Pole

The Omaha revere an ancient Sacred Pole, from before the time of their migration to the Missouri, made of cottonwood. It is called Umoⁿ’hoⁿ’ti (meaning “The Real Omaha”), and considered to be a person. It was kept in a Sacred Tent in the center of the village, which only men who were members of the Holy Society could enter.

Protection of Native American sacred places fact sheet

Native American sacred places are where Native Peoples who practice their traditional religions go to pray for the good day, the precious earth, the blessing waters, the sweet air and peaceful life for all living beings the world over.

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