People of the Peyote explores the Huichol Indians of Mexico, who are best known for their worship of the peyote cactus. Ritually harvested each year, the peyote flower plays a central role in most Huichol observances of the annual ceremonial round. The Huichols have been the most culturally persistent indigenous group in Mexico and have maintained their pre-Christian religion with only minimal accommodation to Catholicism. Eighteen essays explore Huichol ethnography, ethnohistory, shamanism, religion, mythology, art, ethnobotany, society, and other topics. The authors, including Huichol contributors, are an international array of scholars on the Huichols and indigenous peoples of Mexico.
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The first substantial study of a Mexican Indian society that more than any other has preserved much of its ancient way of life and religion.About the Author:
Stacy B. Schaefer, professor emerita of anthropology at California State University, Chico (CSUC), and former codirector of the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology (CSUC), has worked in research, curatorial, and educational capacities at a number of California museums. Her most recent book is Huichol Women, Weavers, and Shamans (UNM Press). Currently her research includes ethnographic fieldwork among the indigenous peoples of Chile and Bolivia.
Furst is Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Adjunct Professor in the university's Department of Anthropology, and a member of its Latin American Studies faculty.
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Descripción Univ of New Mexico Pr, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 560 pages. 10.25x7.25x1.50 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk082631905X
Descripción University of New Mexico Press, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M082631905X