The Peyote Road

Religious Freedom and the Native American Church

Author: Thomas C. Maroukis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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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 Religion

A History

Author: Omer Call Stewart

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 454

View: 141

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.

Along the Peyote Road

Peyote and the Native American Church

Author: David W. Braun

Publisher:

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Category: Indian mythology

Page: 90

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The Attraction of Peyote

An Inquiry Into the Basic Conditions of the Diffusion of the Peyote Religion in North America

Author: Åke Hultkrantz

Publisher: Coronet Books Incorporated

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Category: Religion

Page: 233

View: 766

This book discusses the Peyote religion, a religion centered around the ritual consumption of the Peyote cactus. Its ecclesiastical organization, the North American Church, has stirred some attention among scholars, most of them anthropologists. The author describes what he calls all the "nativistic" religious movements which have emerged in the Peyote tradition in North America over the past 200 years.

The Peyote Book

A Study of Native Medicine

Author: Guy Mount

Publisher: Society of North American Goldsmiths

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Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 443

"The Peyote Book is an educational handbook for Freinds of the Peyote Road. It is a collection of ancient legends, healing testimonials, spiritual, and philosophical perceptions, songs, stories and artwork inspired by the "Good Medicine." Scientific evaluations of peyote are also included, showing antibiotic activity, plus other medical and psychological benefits. Special attention is focused on the value of peyote in childbirth, concern for legalized religious use (regardless of ethnic ancestry or heritage), and the need for cultivation to prevent extinction in teh natural environment"--Back cover.

Distinguished Native American Spiritual Practitioners and Healers

Author: Troy R. Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood

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Category: Religion

Page: 293

View: 647

An A-to-Z resource providing short biographical essays on 100 Native American spiritual figures, from well known figures such as Sitting Bull and Black Elk, to lesser known spiritual leaders such as Wovoka and Quanah Parker; along with suggestions of print and electronic sources for further reading.

The Way of a Peyote Roadman

Author: Silvester J. Brito

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

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Category: Religion

Page: 183

View: 386

This fascinating study is a narrative account of the author's personal search for a better understanding of the Peyote religion. It is a phenomenological presentation which guides the reader through the complex ritual of the Peyote ceremony as seen through the eyes of its congregation. Moreover, it presents the reader with the author's unique experience in using the sacred Peyote cactus in ritual context. This work is a major contribution to scholarly studies on the Peyote religion, specifically: "The Peyote Cult" (1964) by Weston La Barre, "The Peyote" "Religion Among the Navajo" (1966) by David F. Aberlie and "Peyote History" (1987) by Omer C. Stewart.

American Indian Healing Arts

Herbs, Rituals, and Remedies for Every Season of Life

Author: E. Barrie Kavasch

Publisher: Bantam

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 309

View: 568

Presents an exploration of Native American rituals that fostered a spiritual bond between man and nature, and offers recipes for herbal remedies, and massage oils

Culture, Society, and Drugs

The Social Science Approach to Drug Use

Author: Ed Knipe

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

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Category: Psychology

Page: 486

View: 806

This volume tackles many important aspects of drugs as they function in societies & cultures around the world & throughout history.

Curare

Author:

Publisher:

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Category: Medical anthropology

Page:

View: 621

The Peyote Book

A Study of Native Medicine

Author: Guy Mount

Publisher: Society of North American Goldsmiths

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 527

"The Peyote Book is an educational handbook for Freinds of the Peyote Road. It is a collection of ancient legends, healing testimonials, spiritual, and philosophical perceptions, songs, stories and artwork inspired by the "Good Medicine." Scientific evaluations of peyote are also included, showing antibiotic activity, plus other medical and psychological benefits. Special attention is focused on the value of peyote in childbirth, concern for legalized religious use (regardless of ethnic ancestry or heritage), and the need for cultivation to prevent extinction in teh natural environment"--Back cover.

Dreamers with Power

The Menominee

Author: George Spindler

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

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Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 643

Case study involving the final phases of adaptation of the Menominee Indians of Wisconsin to the results of the confrontation between their way of life & the ways of the Whiteman.

Spirit Messenger

Author: D. Charles Evano

Publisher:

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Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 405