Mckayla Aldridge HW on Religion - Mckayla Aldridge 1 Many Americans knew peyote as a cactus containing an illegal substance However there were some

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Mckayla Aldridge 1. Many Americans knew peyote as a cactus containing an illegal substance. However, there were some Americans who were apart of the peyote religion who thought it was a sacrament, and a spirit. People who were a part of that religion had respect for nature and other people. The leader of the peyote rite is known as a road man, because he leads the group along the peyote road to a life of dignity and respect for many things. The peyote religion was institutionalized as the Native American Church. The spirit peyote came up from the Navajo people. People believed that peyote was very strong and had some kind of power. 2. I think it is pretty crazy that the Native Americans did not want to the white men to have peyote. They didn’t think it was for white people. Indian people felt that they were more serious in their heart and mind. Also they thought they worshipped better so they just wanted the Indians to use it the way they
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  • Spring '08
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  • Native Americans in the United States, native american church, Mckayla Aldridge

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