So when Buddhism returned, it had a natural affinity for Native American traditions particularly of the Southwest and Mexico (Mesoamerica).
Our history of Buddhist contact was wiped from memory by centuries of European colonialism, but the core shamanic worldview remained.
- See: Rick Fields' How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America
- Edward Vining's An Inglorious Columbus: Evidence that Hwui Shan and a Party of Buddhist Monks from Afghanistan Discovered America in the 5th Century AD
- Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
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