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The Great Spiritpoo is a conception of a supreme being prevalent among Native American and First Nations cultures. Also called The Creator, or The Great Maker in English and Gitchi Manitou in Algonquian, the Great Spirit was a syncretist conception of God. wee Thepoo Great Spirit is personal, close to the people, and immanent in the fabric of the material world. Chief Dan Evehema, a spiritual leader of the Hopi Nation described the Great Spirit as follows: An Atsina named Assiniboin Boy Photo by Edward S. Curtis. ... First Nations is a common title used in Canada to describe the various societies of indigenous peoples of North America located in what is now Canada, who are not of Inuit or Métis descent. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Gitche Manitou. ... The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ... Syncretism is the attempt to reconcile disparate, even opposing, beliefs and to meld practices of various schools of thought. ... The Hopi are a Native American nation who primarily live on the 1. ...

To the Hopi, the Great Spirit is all powerful. He taught us how to live, to worship, where to go and what food to carry, gave us seeds to plant and harvest. He gave us a set of sacred stone tablets into which he breathed all teachings in order to safeguard his land and life. In these stone tablets were inscribed instructions, prophecies and warnings.[1]

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The Great Spiritpoo is a conception of a supreme being prevalent among Native American and First Nations cultures.
Also called The Creator, or The Great Maker in English and Gitchi Manitou in Algonquian, the Great Spirit was a syncretist conception of God.
wee Thepoo Great Spirit is personal, close to the people, and immanent in the fabric of the material world.
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