mescal bean


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The mescal bean bill introduced at the first Oklahoma legislature by Charles Shell, Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian agent, attempted to strengthen the Oklahoma territorial laws outlawing medicine men and mescal bean use by amending sections 2651-53 of Wilson's statutes.
A newspaper interview with Reuben Taylor summarized his position that the Indian people did not care much about the mescal bean, but they did not want their religious rights disturbed.
The Indians do not seem to care so much for the suppression of the mescal bean, as they do not use it to any extent only as a medicine.
Fringe: Vamp fringe which has been awl punched and had tied in a straight row along the outside angled lane of beadwork on the vamp, on some examples this fringe is twisted, and may include tubular beads of various types or mescal beans.