Volume 11, Issue 6, page 4

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Peyote Is Blamed
In Helping Army
Wipe Out Indians
WHETHER peyote was universally used and
accepted by the Indians in their ceremonies -- without the harm claimed for it
by those who would forbid its use -- depends muchly on the answer to one question:
Would a preacher, believing the end justified
the means, concoct a deliberate lie? Of course,
since everyone knows no minister of the gospel
would do such a thing under any circumstances,
we can only assume that peyote was dangerous
to the Indian, in spite of reports to the contrary.

The controversy goes back to the death of
In other countries people speak a different uxay than we do,
In French and German, Spanish, Greek, and
even ancient Hebrew.

To get along together we don't need a lot
of knowledge --
The educated heart is not a thing you
learn in college.

Tho "si" and "outi' and "ja" and "da" may
all mean "yes" to someone,
A smile will say the same for you no matter where you come from.

The outstretched hand means friendship-it is so the whole world over,
And it will open doors for you from Timbuktu to Dover.

Remember always, underneath the skin each
man's a brother;
Like you and me, he loves his kids, his
home, his land, his mother,
His blood runs red, he breathes the air,
the some as you and I do.

He's got his joys and troubles, be he yellow, black, or sky-blue.

Sometimes his leaders, power-drunk, will
get him into trouble,
But people never start a war. To them, it's
grief and rubble..

For no man is an island -- soon or late we
come to know it --
And friendship's hand, extended, is one
any we all can show it.
-- Mrs. T. D. Spalding
Quanah Parker, chief of the Comanches, in February, 1911. Medical reports say he died at
Cache, Okla., of pneumonia, but three years
after his death, a mission minister, Rev. G. A.
Watermulder, reported to the Lake Mohawk Conference on Indian Affairs in New York that
Quanah's eldest daughter, Mrs. Nam-Ma-Ker Cox,
issued the following plea thru him:
"My father was the great chief of the Comanches. He ate mescal. He asked me to eat mescal. I did eat for a few years but I gave it
up. I followed the better road. I told my father to give it up. He would not. He became
very sick. I got six doctors to examine him.
They all said it was because he ate mescal. I
asked him again to give it up. He would not.
Two years he was sick. He became paralyzed.
One day he said he would again go to a mescal
meeting, far away. He took a train. He attended the meeting. The next day while coming home a
on the train he collapsed and he died. 0
friends, I ask you to stop eating that medicine mescal." Persons doubting the authenticity of this g
statement point to the claim "six doctors" who 0
examined him said mescal was causing his ill-