Author Topic: Mixed Rick McBride  (Read 10783 times)

Offline NanticokePiney

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Mixed Rick McBride
« on: January 21, 2008, 03:02:24 am »
 I don't like the looks of this. Selling ceremonies and teaching people how to be Indian.

 Peace- Rich Joseph

[Al's note: Added his name to the thread title.]
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Re: Mixed Blood
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 03:51:29 am »
 Uh oh ! me thinks I see a few 'red flags' here. I thought 'inipi' was a Lakota purification and not Tsalagi. I thought 'sundance' was also mostly Lakota also and Plains Cree, Saulteaux,  Blackfoot, Canadian Siouxs (Dakota and Nakoda), the Dene, and the Canadian Assiniboines. - did not see any Cherokee.

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Re: Mixed Rick McBride
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 03:52:33 pm »
If you go to Articles, notice that McBride has fallen for some of the more notorious frauds, H Storm, Joseph Rael, and Bearheart. Also some altmedicine people like Deepak Chopra.

Charles Storm, a German American with a little bit of Crow ancestry who poses as being Cheyenne, seems to be the biggest influence. It's his knockoff of medicine wheels that McBride is selling for a couple hundred bucks per person.

"Join us for a three day Medicine Wheel Retreat
Friday, March 28 through Sunday, March 30
Hidden Hollow is a forty acre retreat nestled in the Clinch Mountains of northeast Tennessee, far, far away from the buzz of city life, deep in the quiet of Nature.

"You will enjoy your days learning the Medicine Wheel, participating in OPEN* ceremony, and enjoying acres and acres of range, and miles of mountain streams. This is a perfect setting in which to relax so that you can open up to the medicine teachings. * Open ceremony means that any ceremony we do is open to anyone who wants to join us; participation in the workshop is not a consideration and ceremony is in no way tied to it. We do not charge for ceremony. Hidden Hollow has a standing inipi, which they have graciously allowed us to use while there. If you choose to sweat, expect others from the area to join us. Lodges will be led by Rick. We may also create a Wheel prayer circle, which will be open as well.
  The investment in your education and rejuvenation is $350.00, which includes meals and the workshop."

"March 8-9, 2008: Teachings of the Medicine Wheel, Loxahatchee, FL 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $250.00 contact Rev. Pearl Rauberts at"

I noticed the timing of the interview, right after Storm's book Lightningbolt came out. The book bombed, and Storm gathered together a couple dozen white followers to live out in the desert. The cult has since broken up, Storm disappeared with his wife "Swan Storm." Ex members of his cult told me in a series of emails and phone calls that they believe the Storms molested some of the members' children, and terrorized them into keeping quiet.

McBride posts the seal of the Arkansas Cherokee Nation or Chickamauga Cherokee of Arkansas, suggesting he might be a member. Another one...this would be tribe seems extremely recent.
"Arkansas Cherokee Nation group elected governing board of elders
Arkansas Cherokee Nation is preparing to file for Federal recognition as an Indian tribe in the State of Arkansas through the Bureau of Indian Affairs. At a meeting Dec. 1 in Dardanelle, Ark., at the Council Oaks (which is the location the Cherokee have met at since the 1700s), the Arkansas Cherokee Nation Board of Elders elected and swore in the Governing Body.
The Governing Body then signed a letter of intent to petition the BIA. The Arkansas Cherokee Nation was greeted in Dardanelle by the mayor and historical society as well as several other public officials. 
Any organization interested in teaming up with the Arkansas Cherokee Nation to provide assistance to needy families and individuals is asked to contact
For more information, log on to"

Seems like they're a breakaway bunch of the "Lost Cherokee."
"Internal Changes Have Taken Place

No Longer Affiliated with The Lost Cherokee

We are no longer part of the Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri. After review of the current petition that the Lost Cherokee has submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Acknowledgment, as well as consulting with attorneys, we have determined that the Lost Cherokee has already sabotaged any chance of receiving Federal recognition. Their current petition has been carelessly put together, lacks substantial evidence and references many incorrect statements. Overall, we determined that the Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri has little evidence to back their claim as a continuous Indian tribe since the 1800's. Furthermore, the information that has been previously submitted to the Office of Acknowledgment can not be withdrawn for correction. The Lost Cherokee will only be able to add to the current petition."

McBride seem to have possible distant Cherokee ancestry who likely doesn't know any better and spreads misinformation. Yet he's also content to make a buck and defends doing so.

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Re: Mixed Rick McBride
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008, 03:10:51 am »
  Thanks for the H. Storm history too Dr. Al. I knew nothing about him but I did not like his book. Somebody donated it to our tribal library and I threw it in the back room in a box of junk books consisting of nothing but misinformation. Now, if it is brought up I have enough background on it so I can explain that it is "road apples".

 Rich Joseph
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Re: Mixed Rick McBride
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 03:13:59 am »

This guy named Rev. Pearl Rauberts was taught by Rick McBride and is promoting him on his website.

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Re: Mixed Rick McBride
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 04:19:53 am »
Rauberts' site has this to say about McBride.

"Grandfather Rick is a mixed blood Tsalagi who has been a life-long student of American Indian Lifeways, actively participating in Native American ceremony for well over 20 years. He was formally taught advanced principles of the Medicine Wheel by Cheyenne elder Hyemeyohsts Storm in 1994."

Rauberts' bio.

"Pearl is British and comes from London, England....

In the 1980's Pearl became interested in Meditation, Healing and Spiritual teachings and she started exploring many courses in these areas in many different venues in London, eventually spending about 15 years training and working with England's top spiritual teachers and healers. Pearl studied a very wide range of body, mind and spirit modalities at the College of Psychic Studies and was then with the National Federation of Spiritual Healers; in both places she co-founded healing clinics. She then went on to become closely involved with the work of the White Eagle Lodge."

And White Eagle?

"White Eagle is a much loved spiritual guide who was channeled for over 50 years by a medium called Grace Cooke. He taught about reincarnation, karma....All his teaching is based on the "Ancient Wisdom" and is not part of the Native American tradition of spirituality."

I went the WE Lodge site and it's a mix of fluffy versions of Christian and Hindu ideas. Raubert, in sponsoring McBride, seems to be more naive than anything else.

One thing is pretty funny, she charges for a workshop called Non Indians in Ceremony, where basically all you do is listen to them defend having Non Indians in ceremony. (Or what they naively think is ceremony.)