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American Baptist Home Mission Society.


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Peyote Papers, 1918-1925

Identifier: MC-1970-172
Scope and Contents Smithsonian ethnologist, James Mooney, wrote two letters pertaining to a bill before Congress to prohibit the use of Peyote in the Indian ceremonial dances. Most of the correspondence and printed material deal with this subject. A great many letters are between missionaries of the American Baptist Home Missionary Society and most of them felt that Mooney encouraged the continued use of Peyote. They blamed him for his attitude and urged the church people to work for the bill and teach the...
Dates: 1918 - 1925