I am of First American Religion and every time I tell someone that they automatically think I am a devil worshipper. A pastor here at a local church who is televised regionally actually told his congregation that Native Americans fought with the devil on Mt. Siani in the Bible. And that they used their dream cachers and black majik potions with the chants and rituals to summon the devil to fight the Lord's soldiers.
To think that there are people out there who think that Native Americans are God hating devil worshippers make me sick. We love Great Spirit. And it's abou time that Christians get over their hatred and arrogance toward other religions
Although it's a pity that such beliefs can still be found today ó and apparently without trying very hard ó I can't say that I'm very surprised. The Christians who originally settled in North America quickly began treating Native Americans as children of the Devil and their religion as little more than a form of Devil worship. They saw themselves as on a holy mission from God to civilize both the land and the people here, which meant forcing them into Christianity as much as possible. Given how old such beliefs are in American Christianity, and how deeply ingrained the attitude of being a new "chosen people" is, it's not hard to imagine that demonization of Native Americans would continue.