Peyote Religion: A History (The Civilization of the American Indian Series)

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In this definitive work-a product of more than half a century of research and close observation-the noted anthropologist Omer C. Stewart provides a sweeping reconstruction of the rise of peyotism and the Native American Church. Although it is commonly known that the modern peyote religion became formalized around 1880 in western Oklahoma, it had roots in precontact American Indian ritual. Today it is practiced by thousands upon thousands of American Indians throughout the West.

Long a subject of controversy, peyotism has become a unifying influence in Indian life, providing the basis for ceremonies, friendships, social gatherings, travel, marriage, and much more. As Stewart demonstrates, it has been a source of comfort and healing and a means of expression for a troubled people.

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Omer C. Stewart received the Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, as a student of A. L. Kroeber, Robert H. Lowie, and Carl Sauer. No non-Indian knew the Native American Church and its history better than he.

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The Native American Church is the most rapidly growing religious movement on Western Indian reservations. Because the consumption of peyote, a hallucinogenic cactus, is central, the religion has been controversial since its start as an organized faith in the 1800s. Stewart chronicles the church's history from its early roots in Mexico through official recognition in the 20th century. He discusses the church's leaders, its role in Indian unification, and its importance as a response to the pressures of white America. This work complements the scientific discussion by Edward F. Anderson in Peyote ( LJ 3/15/80). Recommended for academic libraries. Mary B. Davis, Museum of the American Indian Lib., New York
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