A 2001 course by James Dalton at Siena College deals with the religious traditions of both modern and archaic native peoples . . . (including) the relationship of their religious experience to other forms of experience (social, economic, political, cultural, and so forth).”
A 1996 course by James Treat at the University of New Mexico is “a close examination of the role of worldview in academic scholarship . . . (with) focus on the ways in which contemporary native scholars are bringing indigenous intellectual and cultural traditions to bear on a wide range of dominant academic disciplines and theories.”
A 2004 course by Russell Kirkland at the University of Georgia explores “the practice of religion in selected regions of North America, past and present” with focus on the Navajo, the Hopi, the Lakota “Sioux,” and other lesser known and decimated Native cultures.
A 2002 course by Raymond Bucko at Creighton University adopts an “ethnohistorical [approach], combining the disciplines of history and anthropology to obtain multiple perspectives on the interactions between native and non-native peoples . . . from the time of contact to the present as presented through history, anthropology, literature and film.”
A 1999 course by John Grim at Bucknell University pursues a history of religions approach “concerned with the settings in which religious beliefs and practices emerge, change, and continue. . . . . focused) largely on North American Indian religious life with some attention to MesoAmerican indigenous religions.”
A 1998 course by Jordan Paper at York University is a “study of non-Western religions, analyzing primal cultures and early civilizations using Amerindian examples, considering traditional (Ojibwa to Inca) and contemporary (American Indian Movement, Peyote Religion) phenomena and their interrelationships with Western religion. Canadian examples will predominate.”