The Resource The Peyote road : religious freedom and the Native American Church, Thomas Constantine Maroukis

The Peyote road : religious freedom and the Native American Church, Thomas Constantine Maroukis

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The Peyote road : religious freedom and the Native American Church
Title
The Peyote road
Title remainder
religious freedom and the Native American Church
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Constantine Maroukis
Title variation
Religious freedom and the Native American Church
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Summary
  • "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."--Publisher description
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1938-
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Maroukis, Thomas Constantine
LC call number
E98.R3
LC item number
M29 2010
Nature of contents
  • encyclopedias
  • surveys of literature
Series statement
The civilization of the American Indian series
Series volume
v. 265
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Native American Church of North America
  • Native American Church
  • Peyotekult
  • Native American Church of North America
  • Peyotism
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Peyotism
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The Peyote road : religious freedom and the Native American Church, Thomas Constantine Maroukis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins and development of the Peyote religion and the Native American Church -- Religious beliefs, ceremony, and ritual -- The assault on Peyotism -- The expansion of Peyotism -- Peyote art and music -- The struggle for constitutional protection
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780806141091
Lccn
2009041301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)455871452
Label
The Peyote road : religious freedom and the Native American Church, Thomas Constantine Maroukis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins and development of the Peyote religion and the Native American Church -- Religious beliefs, ceremony, and ritual -- The assault on Peyotism -- The expansion of Peyotism -- Peyote art and music -- The struggle for constitutional protection
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780806141091
Lccn
2009041301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)455871452

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