In tribute to the indigenous people of the United States.
Traditional Native American religions exhibit a great deal of diversity, largely due to the relative isolation of the different tribes that were spread out across the entire breadth of the North American continent for thousands of years, allowing for the evolution of different beliefs and practices between tribes.
Native American religion is closely connected to the land in which Native Americans dwell and the supernatural. While there are many different Native American religious practices, most address the following areas of “supernatural concern”: an omnipresent, invisible “universal force”, “taboo”, pertaining to the “three ‘life crises’ of birth, puberty, and death”, “spirits”, “visions”, the “shaman” and “communal ceremony”.
Native American spirituality is often characterized by pantheism, a strong emphasis on the importance of personal spirituality and its interconnectivity with one’s own daily life, and a deep connection between the natural and spiritual ‘worlds’.
Another time, another place. Possibly Native Americans would have been widely accepted by society, say around about the 70’s.