Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Native Americans California: San Francisco 2323 Strickland, Brad & Barbara Strickland. Nova Command (Star Trek: TNG: Starfleet Academy). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 27. "'I keep in condition, yes. Actually, it isn't fencing that gave me enough steam to wear you down. I've been playing an interesting game from the pre-Columbian Native American era. It's a form of stickball, pretty intense and pretty exhausting. The name of the game is toli. Ever heard of it?'

Jean-Luc admitted he had not. 'Hard to play?'

'Well, it can be. You need a reasonably level patch of ground, two posts to serve as goals, and an irregularly shaped ball. Oh, and you also need a couple of teams made up of people who don't mind going a little bit crazy with effort and strain. The game plays hard and fast and long. Great way to stay in shape, though... I've put together a team, and we occasionally travel to tournaments the Native American Nations hold.' " [More about toli, not in DB, pg. 28.]

Native Americans Canada 1870 Baxter, Stephen. Anti-ice. New York: HarperCollins (1993); pg. 25. "I confronted the wild Indians of Canada armed with nothing but Treasury tags and crocodile clips... "
Native Americans Canada 1993 Katz, Welwyn Wilton. Come Like Shadows. Regina, Saskatchewan: Coteau Books (2001; 1993); pg. 43. "...bunch of Franco-American kids who thought Shakespeare was what Indians did on the Amazon... "
Native Americans Canada 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 27. "'Among the Romans, the Chinese, the Abyssinians, and the Indians of Canada the singular custom prevails of lifting the bride over the door-step of her husband's home.' "
Native Americans Canada 2000 Quan, Andy. "Hair " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 316. "People would ask me if I was Japanese, Filipino, Thai. They would ask too if I was Indian, a native Indian; they would not know what word to use to least offend: Indigenous, First Nations Person, Indian? I could spin stories like thread, or I could tell them the truth, which was a long, threadlike story since mother and father came from different generations of immigrants as well as different countries, even though all of our ancestors came from villages in the same province of Canton. If I wanted, I could be the ultimate Chinese... "
Native Americans Canada 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 119. "...home in Thunder Bay... He'd been surprised to see Peter Oonark's face fade in on the screen. 'Hiya, Petey,' Aaron said, grinning broadly a the smooth round visage he hadn't seen for six years... Petey didn't say anything. Aaron peered more closely at the screen, looking at the Native Canadian's eyes, brown and liquid. " [More.]
Native Americans Central America 2350 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 19. [Chakotay recounts a story to his Voyager crewmates about when he was fifteen years old, and had left his planet Tremos to go to the Central American original homeland of his tribe. His father tells the ancient myths and performs ancient rituals of their people. Book has many refs. to the tribal religion of Chakotay's Central American native people, esp. pg. 19 to 76.] "'There wasn't yet one person, animal, bird, fish, tree, rock, canyon, forest. Only the sky was there, only the sea alone was lying under all the sky. Nothing stirs.

'Whatever might be is simply not there. But in the Otherworld, the Hero Twins are preparing to destroy the power of Seven-Macaw, so that their father, the Maize God, can be reborn.' "

Native Americans Central America 2350 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 19-20. "Chakotay's mind drifted as he listened to the sonorous tones of his father's voice. They were lying on their backs atop a grassy hill in Central America, on the planet Earth, where his ancestors evolved. The sky was an ebony blanket salted with stars that shone so brilliantly they seemed able to burn holed in his eyes. But the sight held no majesty for Chakotay. He would rather have been anywhere else.

'The Hero Twins knocked Seven-Macaw from the crocodile tree where he perched, and then they put their father's head back upon his dead body so that he was reborn. Three gods, the paddles, bore him in a sky canoe, concealed beneath the carapace of a turtle, to the place where the dawn of life was conceived.

'And then the First Father emerged through the cracked turtle-shell, resurrected. All this happened at a place called lying-down-sky, before the First Father lifted the crocodile tree on high, pushing the sky upward and centering it.' "

Native Americans Central America 2350 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 20. "Chakotay shifted restlessly. He'd heard this tale many times before, from the time he was a small boy. He remembered being intrigued by it at first, but now, at fifteen, he was beyond such nonsense. He failed to understand his father's excitement at this strange ritual, looking up at the sky and retelling the story of creation.

But his father's excitement was palpable. It had begun to build as soon as he had decided on this quest, this return with his son to the planet of their ancestors, and had mounted steadily in the ensuing months. Now, as Kolopak recounted the ancient myth of the beginnings of the world, the voice was husky with emotions.

Vaguely, Chakotay turned back to the familiar story. 'First Father had carried with him from the Otherworld a packet of maize seeds, which he scattered on the earth, and those became man. and thus was the earth created, and centered, and ordered.' "

Native Americans Central America 2350 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 20. "There was a moment's silence, which Chakotay didn't hurry to fill. He could feel his father's awe and reverence rising like a mist, and he wished again that he had been allowed to stay behind and avoid this wearisome experience.

'Just think, Chakotay. We're here, on the night of August thirteenth, the day of creation, watching the stars our ancestors watched, seeing the hours of the beginning play out once more.' Kolopak's voice broke slightly, and Chakotay felt a twinge of embarrassment for him. 'The crocodile tree and the sky canoe are nothing less than our galaxy, the Milky Way. First Father is represented by the constellation Orion, which our ancestors called the turtle. In three belt stars--Alnitak, Mintaka, and Alnilam--are the three creation stones. And seven-Macaw, who had to be knocked from the crocodile tree in order for the maize god to be reborn, is represented by the seven stars in the Big Dipper.' "

Native Americans Central America 2350 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 21. Pg. 20-21: "Kolopak pointed up, gripped with passion. 'Look, Chakotay--the Milky Way is turning from its north-south position, and the Big Dipper is falling, falling toward the horizon. In another hour Seven-Macaw will disappear, vanquished, readying the sky for creation.'

Chakotay stirred restlessly. They'd already been out here for two hours, and his muscles felt stiff, needing the relief of movement...

Overhead, the skies continued their inexorable display, the Milky Way 'canoe' appearing to tip toward the horizon, sinking to carry the maize god to the place of creation. By dawn, Chakotay knew, the turtle constellation, or Orion, would be at the zenith, signifying the rebirth of the First Father. He knew all this, having been shown the star maps since he was a child. " [Extensive refs. to Chakotay's Native American religion, throughout chapter 2, which recounts his history, pages 19 to 78. Most refs. not in DB.]

Native Americans Central America 2350 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 24. Pg. 24: "Chakotay sighed inwardly, barely listening as his father launched into a dissertation about the symbol, an ancient blessing to the land, a kind of apologia for cutting down the tree. Why did he have to be told all this, over and over again? He had absolutely no interest in these old customs. He wandered back onto the trail, wondering how long it was until lunch, and hence didn't see the disappointed look on his father's face. ";

Pg. 25-26: "'Serpents have been devouring their prey here for thousands of years,' offered Kolopak. 'Our ancestors worshipped these majestic reptiles because of their powerful ability to shed their skins and be reborn.' Chakotay could tell that his father viewed this discovery as another sign of the symbolic significance of their journey.

'Tell that to the boar,' he said churlishly.

'Animals have killed each other for food since the dawn of time,' Kolopak began, but Chakotay waved him off... "

Native Americans Colorado 1872 Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. Translated by George M. Towle. New York: Bantam (1988; c. 1873); pg. 126. [Chapter 29] It was here that the Union Pacific Railroad was inaugurated on the 23rd of October, 1867, by the chief engineer, General Dodge. Two powerful locomotives, carrying nine cars of invited guests, amongst whom was Thomas C. Durant, vice-president of the road, stopped at this point; cheers were given, the Sioux and Pawnees performed an imitation Indian battle, fireworks were let off, and the first number of the Railway Pioneer was printed by a press brought on the train. Thus was celebrated the inauguration of this great railroad, a mighty instrument of progress and civilisation, thrown across the desert, and destined to link together cities and towns which do not yet exist. The whistle of the locomotive, more powerful than Amphion's lyre, was about to bid them rise from American soil. [Many other refs., not in DB. See also entries under 'Sioux']
Native Americans Colorado 1872 Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. Translated by George M. Towle. New York: Bantam (1988; c. 1873); pg. 129-130. [Chapter 29] The Indians had first mounted the engine, and half stunned the engineer and stoker with blows from their muskets. A Sioux chief, wishing to stop the train, but not knowing how to work the regulator, had opened wide instead of closing the steam-valve, and the locomotive was plunging forward with terrific velocity.

The Sioux had at the same time invaded the cars, skipping like enraged monkeys over the roofs, thrusting open the doors, and fighting hand to hand with the passengers. Penetrating the baggage-car, they pillaged it, throwing the trunks out of the train. The cries and shots were constant. The travellers defended themselves bravely; some of the cars were barricaded, and sustained a siege, like moving forts, carried along at a speed of a hundred miles an hour.

Native Americans Colorado 1872 Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. Translated by George M. Towle. New York: Bantam (1988; c. 1873); pg. 130. [Chapter 29] Mr. Fogg had not time to stop the brave fellow, who, opening a door unperceived by the Indians, succeeded in slipping under the car; and while the struggle continued and the balls whizzed across each other over his head, he made use of his old acrobatic experience, and with amazing agility worked his way under the cars, holding on to the chains, aiding himself by the brakes and edges of the sashes, creeping from one car to another with marvellous skill, and thus gaining the forward end of the train.
Native Americans Colorado 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 190. Pg. 190: "...has come into Denver... and he pulled off this improbably stunt by stuffing his Indian braid under his Stetson... "; Pg. 193: "Behind the [Ute] Indians [in the parade]... "
Native Americans Colorado 1985 Wilhelm, Kate. "The Gorgon Field " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1985); pg. 97. "...and headed for the mountains with his wife, Carl, two Mexican men, an Indian guide, and... "
Native Americans Colorado 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 41: "Way of the Warrior ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1986); pg. 2. Pg. 2: Danielle Moonstar's thoughts: "But Asgard, Odin, Valkyries--those are White Man's totems. I'm Cheyenne. [Danielle forms an image of traditional Cheyenne warriors] My powers' doing this--I'm so beat, I can't stop myself--tapping into my deepest yearnings and emotions and manifesting them, real as life. "; Pg. 3: Danielle's thoughts: "I feel pulled in three directions [Cheyenne, Valkyrie, mutant]--which way am I supposed to turn--who's the real me?! Grandfather--Black Eagle--from the Spirit World, you must see all, know all--tell me what to do--Help me! " [Many other refs. to Native Americans, including Native American spirituality/religion, throughout story. The main character is a Cheyenne Indian. See some other refs. under 'Cheyenne.' Most refs. not in DB, unless specifically refer to Native Americans by name (or by a slang term).]
Native Americans Colorado 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 41: "Way of the Warrior ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1986); pg. 4. Pg. 4: Danielle: "I can see--Blessed Riders of the Morning Star!?! The Rockies! Brightwind--You brought me home! "; Pg. 5: Danielle's father
Native Americans Colorado 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 41: "Way of the Warrior ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1986); pg. 9. Danielle's thoughts: "I miss the land. But love the stores. More choices. More confusion. I bet the White Queen would just love to resolve that. Be real easy to let her run my life. No cares, no responsibilities... Danielle Moonstar, her good little reservation Indian. The heck with her. "
Native Americans Colorado 1987 Willis, Connie. "Ado " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 116. "'What does the word 'thanatopsis' really mean?'

'It's an Indian word. It means, 'One who uses her religion to ditch class and get a tan.' ' "

Native Americans Colorado 2049 Knight, Damon. A For Anything. New York: Tor (1990; 1959); pg. 152. "The Indian grunted and sat down. 'This is Johnny Partridge,' said Lindley. 'He's a Klamath; his people were chased out of Oregon by the Arapaho about fifty years ago. Not many of them left; Johnny does odd jobs for us now and then, don't you Johnny?'

'Do good job,' said the Indian, taking a steaming mug of coffee from one of the soldiers. He sipped it noisily and handed it back. 'More sugar.' " [More refs. to Indians, pg. 152-159.]

Native Americans Colorado: Boulder 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 55. "Crystals and aromatherapy were out, replaced apparently by recreational ethnicity. The New Age shops were advertising Iroquois sweat lodges, Russian banya therapy, and Peruvian vision quests, $249 double occupancy, meals included. "
Native Americans Croatia 2015 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 26. "'...If you cooperate with me, I'll give you a free sample. Honest injun.' "
Native Americans Ecotopia 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 81. "...many Ecotopians are prepared to accept an indefinite drop in their own number. In fact, some radical Survivalist Party thinkers believe that a proper population size would be the number of Indians who inhabited the territory before the Spaniards and Americans came--something less than a million for the whole country [Ecotopia: northern California, Oregon and Washington], living entirely in thinly scattered bands! "
Native Americans Ecuador 1985 Bear, Greg. Blood Music. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 23. "...a UCSD professor who had departed to Ecuador shortly after to complete a study on South American Indians. "
Native Americans Ecuador 1986 Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. New York: Delacorte Press (1985); pg. 84. "Everybody in Ecuador was a Roman Catholic. The von Kleists were all Roman Catholics. Even the cannibals in the Ecuadorian rain forests, the elusive Kanka-bonos, were Roman Classics. "
Native Americans Ecuador 1986 Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. New York: Delacorte Press (1985); pg. 113. "...where a company from the from the Ecuadorian Ballet Folklorico would perform characteristic dances of various Indian tribes, including the fire dance of the elusive Kanka-bonos. "
Native Americans Ecuador 1986 Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. New York: Delacorte Press (1985); pg. 115. "CARSON: 'Von Kleist' doesn't sound like a very South American name somehow.

CAPTAIN: It's Inca--one of the commonest Inca names, in fact, like 'Smith' or "Jones' in English. You read the accounts of the Spanish explorers who destroyed the Inca Empire because it was so un-Christian--

CARSON: Yes--?...

CAPTAIN: Then you know that one out of every three Indians they burned for heresy was named von Kleist. "

Native Americans Ecuador 1986 Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. New York: Delacorte Press (1985); pg. 116. "CARSON: Some people think Hitler might still be alive-and living in South America. Do you think there's any chance of that?

CAPTAIN: I know there are persons in Ecuador who would love to have him for dinner.

CARSON: Nazi sympathizers.

CAPTAIN: I don't know about that. It's possible, I suppose.

CARSON: If they would be glad to have Hitler for dinner--

CAPTAIN: Then they must be cannibals. I was thinking of the Kanka-bonos. They are glad to have almost anybody for dinner. They are... apolitical... " [Many other refs. to the Kanka-bono Indians, not in DB, e.g., pg. 119-121, 149, 153-155, etc.]

Native Americans Egypt: Cairo 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 33: "Against All Odds ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Nov. 1985); pg. 8. Karma: "An illusion! It was no more than that accursed Indian's accursed phantasms!! " [The Indian being referred to, Danielle/Mirage, is one of story's main characters. No other refs. to her ethnicity.]
Native Americans Europe -5998019 B.C.E. May, Julian. The Golden Torc in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1982); pg. 602-603. "Chief Burke, his ruddy complexion faded to gray, reeled up and clung to the frame of the wheelhouse door... 'So that was it.' The Native American and Felice dragged Harry to the passenger compartment and dumped him without ceremony onto the deck...

'...So what are you going to do about i, Red Man? Try me in your Kangaroo Court?' ";

Pg. 634: "The big Native American stepped forward, his face impassive under the bronze rim of his plumed kettle-helmet. He drew an iron shortsword, pulled the woman toward him with one arm as if embracing her, and sent the point of the weapon up behind her rib cage and into her heart. "; Pg. 718: "The headdress of the Shipspouse tilted far back as she addressed Chief Burke, and her eyes crinkled with humor at the big Native American's expression of suspicion. " [Many other refs., not in DB, to Chief Burke, a Native American character. All of the known few refs. to term 'Native American' are in DB.]

Native Americans Florida 1838 Frank, Pat. Alas, Babylon. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co. (1959); pg. 17. "This was his town, or had been. In 1838, during the Seminole Wars, a Lieutenant Randolph Rowzee Peyton, USN, a Virginian, had been dispatched to this river junction with a force of eighteen Marines... His orders from General Clinch were to throttle Indian communications on the rivers, thus protecting the flank of the troops moving down the east coast from St. Augustine. "
Native Americans Florida 1973 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 163. Pg. 137: Indian Rocks Beach; Pg. 163: "The paintings on the walls were of cowboys and Indians "
Native Americans Florida 1986 Anthony, Piers. Shade of the Tree. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 158. "They followed another road that led to the battlefield monument. It seemed Ft. Cooper had been used in the war with the Seminole Indians. Josh had been glad to fill in this bit of local history for himself and the children.

... The Seminoles were the Florida State team. 'But these were the original Seminoles--the Amerind tribes who lived here.' " [More. See under 'Seminole']

Native Americans Florida 1986 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 6: Death Quest. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1986); pg. 55. -
Native Americans Florida 2003 Knight, Damon. The Observers. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 124. Pg. 123: "...Stevens rented a car and drove on the decaying interstate into the Everglades, where he saw Indians not unlike the Peruvians of the Andes... they were dressed from neck to ankle in many layers of bright clothing... "; Pg. 124: "Stevens rented a cabin on the Gulf at Indian Rocks... "
Native Americans Florida 2010 Clarke, Arthur C. 2010: Odyssey Two. New York: Ballantine (1982); pg. 156. "The Indians, and the Cajun settlers who had moved here [to Florida] form Louisiana, said that Crystal Spring was bottomless. "
Native Americans France 1693 McIntyre, Vonda N. The Moon and the Sun. New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 335. "'Our allies the War Chiefs of the Huron.'

Two wild Americans walked in, an elder and a younger man, side by side, wearing beaded deerskin... "

Native Americans France 1720 Keyes, J. Gregory. Newton's Cannon. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 78. "'I danced many times. Once, in The Marriage of Pelleas and Thetis, I danced--let me see--six parts: Apollo, of course, and as Fury, a dryad, an Indian, a courtier, and as War.' "
Native Americans France 1916 Anthony, Patricia. Flanders. New York: Ace Books (1998); pg. 47. "'Dislikes shoes intensely. That's because he's part wild Indian...' "
Native Americans France: Paris 1738 Suskind, Patrick. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1986; c. 1985); pg. 56. "What had civilized man lost that he was looking for out there in jungles inhabited by Indians or Negroes. "
Native Americans galaxy 2075 Card, Orson Scott & Kathryn H. Kidd. Lovelock. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 50. [Year is estimated.] "Those groups [aboard the colony ship] with too few practitioners to maintain villages of their own--Baha'i, for instance, and Sikh, animist, atheist, Mormon, Mithraist, Druse, native American tribal religions, Jehovah's Witnesses--were either thrown together in a couple of catch-all villages or were 'adopted' as minorities within fairly compatible or tolerant villages of other faiths. "
Native Americans galaxy 2193 Fisher, Stephen C. "Dear Mom " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 172. "...the huge wattles like an Indian's war bonnet that stick up from his head when he gets excited... "
Native Americans galaxy 2250 Dick, Philip K. A Maze of Death. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1970); pg. 44. "'And you, Mr. Eighth-Part-Indian-Tallchief.' " [Tallchief is a major character in the novel. No other refs. to his possible ethnicity.]
Native Americans galaxy 2268 Gilden, Mel. The Starship Trap (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 44. Pg. 44: "Hanging at intervals in every corridor were momentos of the nineteenth-century (old calendar) American Wild West. There were paintings of horse soldiers dealing with Native Americans, feathered drums, headdresses many feet long, crossed lances, and framed proclamations announcing the forced movement of various Native American tribes from one part of the old United States to another.

Favere's office had the same flavor as his starbase, but more so. He had on display various cavalry uniforms, spurs, buttons, insignia, braid, pistols, and crossed sabers. ";

Pg. 45: "'You seem fascinated by the old United States Cavalry.'

'Not the cavalry so much as the system of forts that sprang up across the west after the American Civil War.'

'Not a happy time for the inhabitants of North America,' said Mr. Spock. 'Particularly not for the native inhabitants.' "

Native Americans galaxy 2349 Friedman, Michael Jan. The Valiant (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (2001; c. 2000); pg. 65. "Picard watched the ship's new chief medical officer enter the lounge with some difficulty. Carter Greyhorse was so big and broad-shouldered, he could barely fit through the door.

'Good of you to make it, Doctor,' said Ruhalter, from his place at the head of the dark, oval table.

Greyhorse looked at him, then mumbled an apology. Something about some research he was conducting.

...'That was a joke,' Ruhalter informed him.

Greyhorse chuckled to show that he got it, but his response lacked enthusiasm. Clearly, Picard reflected as the doctor took a seat beside him, humor wasn't Greyhorse's strong suit. " [Greyhorse is a significant character in the novel. Little or nothing is said explicitly about his Native American ethnicity.]

Native Americans galaxy 2352 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 42. [1] "In the end, he asked his father to help him choose. In truth, he wanted someone to make this choice for him; he was too young, too inexperienced to make it for himself. He needed a helping hand.

'I'll do whatever you say,' he said to Kolopak one day in late summer, when the heat rose in shimmering planes from the ground, and all the animals were still, taking refuge from the searing sun. Chakotay was confident his father would make his decision. Hadn't he spent his life trying to tell his son how he should live?

But Kolopak squinted into the sun for several moments... Finally, his father turned to look at him, his eyes, as always, shining with love when he regarded his son. "

Native Americans galaxy 2352 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 42. [2] "'The time is past when I can make your choices for you,' he said. 'You must choose your own path now, for only you can walk it.'

Chakotay deflated. Now, when he needed guidance, his father wouldn't provide it...

'But I don't know what path I want to take. That's the problem.'

'You must look within yourself. The answers will be there.' And Kolopak walked away.

Chakotay knew what he meant. He was suggesting Chakotay embark on a vision quest, abetted by the Akoonah, technology that had been developed to help one explore one's own consciousness. What his ancestors had achieved through fasting and smoking potent hallucinogens, his people today could accomplish safely, through a neuroelectric stimulator. "

Native Americans galaxy 2352 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 43. [3] "Chakotay had always resisted the vision quest, for it was part of a tradition that he eschewed. But today, in the throes of his ambivalence, it sounded almost tempting. In a moment's decision, he went to the small chamber of the house, the habak, which was dedicated to inner exploration.

His father had brought him into that room many times, pointing out artifacts, explaining rituals. Chakotay, of course, had turned a deaf ear to all of it. Would he even remember, now, what to do?

His eye traveled the walls of the room, adorned with ancient writings. He knew that some of them described the creation myth, the story of the First Father and his raising of the sky. For the first time, he actually looked at the symbols, to see if he could decipher what he knew of the story.

It was all gibberish to him. "

Native Americans galaxy 2352 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 43. [4] "Ancient artifacts were everywhere--carvings and figurines, fetishes and amulets. And, in the center of the room, a small bundle that held his father's most precious spiritual talisman. Chakotay sat and unwrapped the leather hide, revealing several decorated stones, an oddly shaped bone, a disk of feathers.

And the Akoonah.

The Akoonah was a flat piece of technology upon which Chakotay must lay his palm. He knew he was supposed to chant a ritual prayer, but from what he understood, that was just for the ritual's sake. The journey inward was actually induced by the Akoonah, which stimulated the neurons of the hypothalamus, producing a lurid REM state.

Ignoring the artifacts in the bundle as well as the ritual prayer, Chakotay placed one hand on the Akoonah and focused his eyes on the row of fetishes in front of him. At first he felt nothing, but then a faint tingling sensation drifted through his hand, and then through his whole body... " [More.]

Native Americans galaxy 2357 Friedman, Michael Jan & Christie Golden. The First Virtue (Star Trek: TNG / Double Helix: Book 6 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 78. "Carter Greyhouse, the big, broadshouldered Native American who served as chief medical officer. " [Some other refs. to this character, not in DB.]
Native Americans galaxy 2359 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 74. "As his malaise continued, he desperately wished he could ask his father for advice. What could he do to shake the terrible languor that had beshrouded him?

When he realized the answer, he chided himself for not having realized it immediately. He procured an Akoonah from the people of his planet and prepared to go inward, where his father had told him all answers would lie.

'Akoochimoyah . . . Akoochimoyah . . .' This time he used the ritual chant of his people, and slipped easily into the vision, finding himself almost instantly in the woods of his homeworld once more. He looked around for the snake, eager to tell it of his adventure with its more malignant relative, but the brightly colored serpent wasn't in evidence. He began walking, searching for the clearing, but the landscape had changed somehow, and he no longer felt he knew just where he was. " [More.]

Native Americans galaxy 2368 Neason, Rebecca. Guises of the Mind (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 128. "Then Data had talked to others, including Yeoman Joshua Stern who followed the ancient Earth religion of Judaism, and with Chief Thomas Greycloud whose heritage was Amerindian of a tribe called Sioux. Each of them had shared with Data some of the rich tapestry of legends that made up the history and definition of their cultural backgrounds.

Data found both the disparity and similarities a fascinating study, but none of the vast influx of information he had gained from his readings and from contact with his crewmates had provided any form of personal enlightenment. "

Native Americans galaxy 2369 Smith, Dean Wesley & Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The Soldiers of Fear (Star Trek: TNG/Invasion! #2). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 60. Pg. 60: "Lieutenant Sam Redbay straddled a chair in engineering... " [Redbay, probably a Native American, is a major character in the novel. Nothing is said about his ethnicity.]; Pg. 63: "Starfleet didn't belong on Nyo Colony. The colony had broken with the Federation. That's why so many people died. Because they had no one to turn to for help. That's why Redbay joined Starfleet, so that he could help people who needed it. "
Native Americans galaxy 2370 Friedman, Michael Jan. All Good Things . . . (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 78. "The habak was a rectangular room in a high tower, which served the Indians of Darvon V as a ceremonial chamber. The only way to enter it was via a wooden ladder that came through a hole in the floor. Another ladder led through a hole in the ceiling, which opened the place to the long, pale rays of the sun.

There was also a firepit. Though it hadn't been used for several days, it still gave off a thick, acrid smell of burned wood.

Wesley Crusher had spent the morning studying the sacred hangings that decorated the walls of the habak. He had studied them before; he would study them many more times before his journey--or this part of it--was done.

And the funny thing was, as many times as he scrutinized the woven wall hangings and the colorful symbols that populated them, he never grew bored. There always seemed to be some level of meaning he hadn't contemplated yet . . . some subtle, new wisdom to be discovered in them. "

Native Americans galaxy 2370 Johnson, Kij & Greg Cox. Dragon's Honor (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 15. "' may be a deliberate re-creation of an old Terran culture, not unlike the Native American communities established in what is now the Demilitarized Zone...' "
Native Americans galaxy 2370 Vornholt, John. Quarantine (Star Trek: TNG / Double Helix: Book 4 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 2. Pg. 2: "'It's still a good name,' said Chakotay stubbornly. Like many Native Americans, he believed that names were important--that words held power. He didn't like having to change the name and warp signature of his ship all the time... ";

Pg. 5: "'How do we proceed?' asked Captain Rowan.

Chakotay gave her a grim smile. 'Have you ever played cowboys and Indians?' " [Chakotay is one of the novel's three main characters. Many refs. to him throughout, but not to his ethnicity/religion.]

Native Americans galaxy 2371 Betancourt, John Gregory. Incident at Arbuk (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 97. "Everyone had a different way of coping with it. Chakotay had tasted such responsibility as head of a Maquis ship; now he fell back on Native American rituals and an animal spirit-guide. Other captains she knew used yoga meditations, strenuous physical exercise... "
Native Americans galaxy 2371 Friedman, Michael Jan. "Kathryn Janeway " in Fire Ship (Star Trek: Voyager / The Captain's Table: Book 4 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 272. "That same year, Janeway sought Chakotay's help in experiencing a vision question in search of her personal animal guide. Her quest indeed yielded her a guide--a lizard. " [Some other refs. to Chakotay.]
Native Americans galaxy 2371 Golden, Christie. The Murdered Sun (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 5. "He stood, his brown body fit and firm, clothed only in the loincloth of his ancestors, and smiled down with respect and love at the animal spirit who waited for him. Though it was dark in this dreamscape, a verdant forest illuminated only by a quarter moon, Chakotay knew the place well. He could come here by quiet meditation on his own, by day or night, in any season. For tonight's tryst, she had brought him a summer evening, and Chakotay closed his dark eyes and breathed deeply the heady scents of honeysuckle and cool moss, the furry musk of the unseen creatures who shared the realm of the subconscious with him. "
Native Americans galaxy 2371 Golden, Christie. The Murdered Sun (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 5. "It was real, yet it was only in his mind. Janeway had never said anything, but he suspected that she had problems understanding that the animal guides were very real and, at the same time, solely a product of one's inner consciousness. Most who were not of Chakotay's people had problems with that concept. Of all the crew, Chakotay suspected that only Tuvok, the Vulcan, whose own people had spent centuries unlocking the secret powers of the mind, could really understand that the two realities were not diametrically opposed. But then again, Tuvok would never admit to the powerful, primal joy that surged through one who was visited by an animal spirit.

Connections. It was all about connections, with oneself, one's totem, one's people, one's friends, one's world . . . one's universe. " [More on pg. 5-7, not in DB.]

Native Americans galaxy 2371 Graf, L. A. Caretaker (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 1. [Caretaker: A novel by L. A. Graf. Based on a script by Michael Piller and Jeri Taylor. Story by Rick Berman, Michael Piller and Jeri Taylor.] "Chakotay wound his ankles more securely around the base of his pilot's chair to keep from being pitched to the deck... A time to fight, a time to mourn, he tried to console himself. Chakotay didn't remember anymore what noble figure in his people's past had first said that. He wondered if that old Indian had ever faced anything quite like this. " [Many other refs. to Chakotay, but not to his ethnicity, in novel.]
Native Americans galaxy 2371 Graf, L. A. Caretaker (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 3. "When Chakotay had been a boy only just taking the first steps into what would become the journey of his manhood, he'd traveled out west with his father and uncle, stayed awake for almost three days in woods so very like where his ancestors used to live, and chanted to keep himself brave as his father and uncle tattooed the first lines into his virgin face. Remember, they had told him, what you are made of. Every time you look in a mirror, remember that less than five hundred years ago, the grandfathers who preserved these marks for you stood in woodlands light-years away with their knives and arrows, throwing sticks and shields, and fought a wave of ignorant invaders so that you and other children like you could be born and taught and tattooed in the way of our people for centuries to come. "
Native Americans galaxy 2371 Graf, L. A. Caretaker (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 4. "What his father didn't talk about was how, despite the mighty battles waged by Chakotay's forefathers, those ignorant invaders had taken the land, relocated the families, and done everything possible to make sure the prayers and language & tattoos didn't survive, all in the name of what they believed was virtuous and right. But Chakotay had known all that already. He'd known it from history tapes and museum exhibits--known that the tolerance & freedom he and his people enjoyed on their fertile colony world had not always existed. And he had been fiercely grateful to everyone who had fought to preserve this life for him.

Yet now, hundreds of thousands of miles away from the planet his ancestors had called home, Chakotay found himself allied with a band of proud colonists who wanted only to save their homes and families and ways of life, just like those Indians on long-ago Earth. No matter how just & necessary the Federation believed its treaty with the Cardassians... "

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