The Native Americans had many spiritual beliefs and various rituals they performed based on where they lived. However, all tribes shared a common similarity by making spirituality the main focus of their lives.
Native American spirituality was based around nature. Native Americans and their culture had a close bond with the earth. One of their major beliefs was that one cannot own the land, but live along with it. Unfortunately, this caused many misunderstandings with the European settlers that began to take their land. The Native Americans also believed that the earth was their "sacred mother" so they respected it and taught their children to do so as well.
Despite the fact that mainstream Western Christianity preached earth as our temporary home, Native Americans believed that earth is our permanent home. They did not believe in heaven or division from God or other gods or goddesses.
The Native Americans' world view was centered around the "Sacred Mystery" which can also be known as the "Great Spirit". They believed it was present everywhere and that it gave life to the land, animals, and people.