Abstract This paper examines the influence of the creation of new National Monuments on the management practices of federal lands and on the religious practices of Native Americans and Hawaiians. By analyzing historical and modern religious movements that have influenced federal land management practices, the changing role of Native American and Hawaiian religions in association with federal lands can be seen. Through five different case studies on new National Monuments and their relation to Native American and Hawaiian religions, we can see the increase in collaboration between the federal government and the Native groups which allows for the increased ability for Native Americans and Hawaiians to practice their religion. Dependent on the continuation of these policies, the patterns of land use and the religious landscape in the United States will be altered.


Chan Sok Park


Religious Studies

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Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis



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