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Native American Church - History of the Peyote Religion, The Native American Church Movement, The Peyoteros of Southern Texas

An indigenous 19th-c religious movement among North American Indians, combining native religion with certain elements of Christianity; formally founded in 1918. Its main ritual centres on the sacramental and curative use of the non-narcotic hallucinogen mescaline, derived from the peyote plant.

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