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  • There is however often a special name for those who have been initiated, such as yeponi among the Maidu and pumal among the Luiseño, and to a certain extent the initiates are regarded as a class or council having a more or less indefinite decision over religious matters affecting the community.

    --A. L. Kroeber, 1907, "The Religion of the Indians of California", University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, vol. 4, p. 336

    March 22, 2008