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Real Native GeniusHow an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians$
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Angela Pulley Hudson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469624433

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624433.001.0001

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Building a Following in the West

Building a Following in the West

The McCarys Reinvent Themselves

(p.69) Chapter Three Building a Following in the West
Real Native Genius

Angela Pulley Hudson

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter discusses Warner McCary and Lucy Stanton's establishment of their own prophetic movement in Cincinnati in 1846. Their movement was modeled after Mormon practices. It also incorporated distinct ideas about American Indians. Detractors, however, began to put a strain on their “new fanaticism,” and a year after they established their movement, they were part of the main body of Mormons who were settled uneasily among Native peoples at Winter Quarters in present-day Nebraska preparing for the journey further west. While McCary's identity as an Indian was unevenly received, charges of spiritual and sexual indecency imbricated with racial concerns led to his ouster from the Mormon community. Although the Winter Quarters episode may have had lasting significance for policies of racial exclusion within the Mormon Church, it also had a transformative impact on the pair's later enactments of Indianness.

Keywords:   Warner McCary, Lucy Stanton, prophetic movement, Cincinnati, Mormon, American Indians, new fanaticism, Winter Quarters, sexual indecency, Indianness

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