Peyotism and the Native American Church

A useful guide to materials on the history, ceremonies, and significance of the pan-Indian religion Peyotism.

Author: Phillip M. White

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780313316265

Category: Religion

Page: 141

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A useful guide to materials on the history, ceremonies, and significance of the pan-Indian religion Peyotism.

Peyote Religion

Describes the peyote plant, the birth of peyotism in western Oklahoma, its spread from Indian Territory to Mexico, the High Plains, and the Far West, its role among such tribes as the Comanche, Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, Caddo, Wichita, Delaware, ...

Author: Omer Call Stewart

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806124575

Category: Religion

Page: 454

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Describes the peyote plant, the birth of peyotism in western Oklahoma, its spread from Indian Territory to Mexico, the High Plains, and the Far West, its role among such tribes as the Comanche, Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, Caddo, Wichita, Delaware, and Navajo Indians, its conflicts with the law, and the history of the Native American Church.

The Peyote Road

The Peyote Road marks a significant case study of First Amendment rights and deepens our understanding of the struggles of NAC members to practice their faith.

Author: Thomas C. Maroukis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806185961

Category: History

Page: 272

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Despite challenges by the federal government to restrict the use of peyote, the Native American Church, which uses the hallucinogenic cactus as a religious sacrament, has become the largest indigenous denomination among American Indians today. The Peyote Road examines the history of the NAC, including its legal struggles to defend the controversial use of peyote. Thomas C. Maroukis has conducted extensive interviews with NAC members and leaders to craft an authoritative account of the church’s history, diverse religious practices, and significant people. His book integrates a narrative history of the Peyote faith with analysis of its religious beliefs and practices—as well as its art and music—and an emphasis on the views of NAC members. Deftly blending oral histories and legal research, Maroukis traces the religion’s history from its Mesoamerican roots to the legal incorporation of the NAC; its expansion to the northern plains, Great Basin, and Southwest; and challenges to Peyotism by state and federal governments, including the Supreme Court decision in Oregon v. Smith. He also introduces readers to the inner workings of the NAC with descriptions of its organizational structure and the Cross Fire and Half Moon services. The Peyote Road updates Omer Stewart’s classic 1987 study of the Peyote religion by taking into consideration recent events and scholarship. In particular, Maroukis discusses not only the church’s current legal issues but also the diminishing Peyote supply and controversies surrounding the definition of membership. Today approximately 300,000 American Indians are members of the Native American Church. The Peyote Road marks a significant case study of First Amendment rights and deepens our understanding of the struggles of NAC members to practice their faith.

Peyote and the Yankton Sioux

In Peyote and the Yankton Sioux, Thomas Constantine Maroukis focuses on Yankton Sioux spiritual leader Sam Necklace, tracing his family’s history for seven generations.

Author: Thomas Constantine Maroukis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806136493

Category: History

Page: 386

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In Peyote and the Yankton Sioux, Thomas Constantine Maroukis focuses on Yankton Sioux spiritual leader Sam Necklace, tracing his family’s history for seven generations. Through this history, Maroukis shows how Necklace and his family shaped and were shaped by the Native American Church. Sam Necklace was chief priest of the Yankton Sioux Native American Church from 1929 to 1949, and the four succeeding generations of his family have been members of the Church. As chief priest, Necklace helped establish the Peyote religion firmly among the Yankton, thus maintaining cultural and spiritual autonomy even when the U.S. government denied them, and American Indians generally, political and economic self-determination. Because the message of peyotism resonated with Yankton pre-reservation beliefs and, at the same time, had parallels with Christianity, Sam Necklace and many other Yankton supported its acceptance. The Yanktons were among the first northern-plains groups to adopt the Peyote religion, which they saw as an essential corpus of spiritual truths.

Indians at Work

Peyotism has as its base that it is an Indian religion , but an all - Indian one , and
its leaders are loath to reveal its doctrines to a ... The Native American Church
Peyotism has been organized as the " Native American Church " and it may be ...

Author: United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Category: Indians of North America

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Religion in the Constitution a Delicate Balance

The Indians presented the arresting officer with a copy of the Native American
Church's articles of incorporation ... history of peyotism and its important
ceremonial function in the Native American Church.155 Although the court
acknowledged a ...

Author: United States Commission on Civil Rights

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Category: Church and state

Page: 79

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Constitutional rights of the American Indian

If any other Indian revealed to the Christian authorities that Joe believed in
peyotism , no one seems to have accepted the report as true . ... The members of
the Native American Church talked of him as a pohari who was also a peyotist .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights

Publisher:

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Category: Indians of North America

Page: 905

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Constitutional Rights of the American Indian

... hated Native American Church . If any other Indian revealed to the Christian
authorities that Joe believed in peyotism , no one seems to have accepted the
report as true . Probably no Indian wanted to cause Joe Green any
embarassment by ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights

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Category: Indians of North America

Page: 905

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Peyote Religious Art

Describes the Native American Church, ritual objects, and folk art

Author: Daniel C. Swan

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578060962

Category: Religion

Page: 116

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Describes the Native American Church, ritual objects, and folk art

Journal of Altered States of Consciousness

Dozens of Oklahoma Peyotists have settled among the Navajo to teach the ritual
of the Native American Church . One might ask : Why has the LDS ( Mormon )
Church and the Native American Church ( Peyotist ) greatly increased its Navajo
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Category: Consciousness

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The Journal

The Arizona Court further points out that the federal government has recognized
that peyotism is a legitimate religious ... From the record before us it is apparent
that the Native American Church is recognized by the State of Oklahoma and has
 ...

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Category: Law

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Peyotism and New Mexico

That State statute does not apply in Indian country . The Native American Church
element number about 130 , in a Pueblo of about 750 . In the employ of the
Indian Service last February was one Antonio Mirabal , a deputy law -
enforcement ...

Author: C. Burton Dustin

Publisher:

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Category: Navajo Indians

Page: 51

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American Indian Law Review

Aboriginal Peyotism : An Historical Sketch Peyotism is centuries old ; peyote has
been used by Native Americans in their religious rituals for at least four hundred
years , culminating in the present day Native American Church . Peyotism has its
 ...

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Nebraska History

There , strapped for money , he agreed to a series of speaking engagements
based on his experiences as an Indian . ... When Yankton Peyotists incorporated
in 1922 as the Native American Church of Charles Mix County , Necklace was ...

Author: Addison Erwin Sheldon

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Category: Nebraska

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The Native North American Almanac

As a constructive response to this angry opposition , Oklahoma peyotists
incorporated as the Native American Church and began a battle for religious
freedom that still continues . By providing a new moral ethic and religious
guidance ...

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Culture and Politics of Drugs

Some anthropologists have suggested that the success or failure of peyotism
within a certain tribe was primarily due to the personality of ... In 1918 several
peyote groups within Oklahoma incorporated to become the Native American
Church .

Author: Peter Park

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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The Peyote Religion Among the Navaho

Presents a comprehensive sociological history of the peyote cult in the Navajo country, including the resistance to the cult by the majority of the tribe and the factors that promote individual acceptance of the cult in various Navajo ...

Author: David Friend Aberle

Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806123820

Category: History

Page: 451

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Presents a comprehensive sociological history of the peyote cult in the Navajo country, including the resistance to the cult by the majority of the tribe and the factors that promote individual acceptance of the cult in various Navajo communities.

The Pacific Reporter

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American Indian Culture and Research Journal

incorporated as the Native American Church of Charles Mix County and began to
hold annual conventions with church ... officials , who considered peyote to be a
narcotic and Peyotists to be inimical to the progress of civilizing the Indians .

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The Peyote Cult

In 1962 Howard discussed Potawa- tomi mescalism and its relation to the
diffusion of peyotism. Around 1961 it was reported to Brunner regarding the
Mandan that "the Native American Church, the peyote cult, has been revived
within the last ...

Author: Weston La Barre

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780208011206

Category: Indian mythology

Page: 260

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