2. Joseph Epes Brown, The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian (New York: Crossroad, 1984). “Ethos of religious relativism” is a turn of phrase associated with John and Jean Comaroff, Of Revelation and Revolution: Christianity, Colonialism, and Consciousness in South Africa (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991).
3. Sam Gill, Native American Religious Action (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1987).
4. See, for example, Ann Fienup-Riordan, The Real People and the Children of Thunder: The Yup’ik Eskimo Encounter with Moravian Missionaries John and Edith Kilbuck (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991); and Bonnie Sue Lewis, Creating Christian Indians: Native Clergy in the Presbyterian Church (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003). See also Christopher Vecsey’s three-volume study of Native Catholicism: On the Padres’ Trail (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1996); The Paths of Kateri’s Kin (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1997); and Where the Two Roads Meet (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1999).
5. Lewis, Creating Christian Indians, 7.