Peyote images and songs of the Native American Church. Songs sung by IronFistEagleClaw, this time without his drum and just the gourd rattle. The Native American Church is rooted in practices and thousands of years old. John Wilson, Quanah Parker, and James Mooney were all instrumental in the early growth of what would become the Native American Church in the United States. When the church was incorporated in 1918, its first president was Frank Eagle. An estimated 250,000 adherents in local churches are found among a great many of the hundreds of Indian tribes in the United States.