13 comments on “Indian Shaker Church.

  1. My grandfather, on my mother’s side, was both a full-blooded, half Cherokee, half Blackfoot, Native American AND a Baptist minister. He died in 1960 at the ripe old age of 95, but I would dearly love to hear his thoughts on all of this….

  2. That’s interesting. Is the church still being used or is it abandoned now. I don’t know much about the Shakers in general and I’ve never heard of this particular branch or type.

  3. My understanding is that Shakers, unlike Quakers (who earned their name for a similar reason), don’t engage in sex at all, even for procreation. As such, it’s not due for a revival any time soon.


      I believe that is true of the New England Shakers. Ken Burns did a doc on Shakers back in the 80s, and there was just a handful of women left. So I have to wonder who’s making all that expensive authentic hand-hewn Shaker furniture I see in the house porn mags these days.

      • I think you’re right. I think I’d only heard of the NE Shakers and assumed they were all like that. And then, there’s my insatiable itch to trumpet my ignorance far and wide.

  4. Fascinating, and great picture. I have to say, if I came back to life twice, I would probably start to do something different also. And if the price was to abandon drink and procreation, well I have probably done enough of them anyway. But not sure I would be advising my descendents to do the same.

    • I agree about changing some things after two resuscitations, but I think there might a problem in giving up procreation — if you’re counting on having descendents… :-)

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