Peyotism And The Native American Church

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The largest religion begun, organized, and directed by and for Native Americans, Peyotism includes the use of peyote in its ceremonies. As a sacred plant of divine origin, peyote use was well established in religious rituals in pre-Columbian Mexico. Toward the end of the 19th century Peyotism spread to the Indians of Texas and the Southwest, and it spread rapidly in the United States after the subsidence of the Ghost Dance. It persists today among Native Americans in Northern Mexico, the United States, and Southern Canada. Possibly because of the controversy over peyote use, a lot has been written about the Native American Church. This bibliography provides a useful guide for scholars, students, and Native Americans who want to research Peyotism.

The bibliography includes books and book chapters, master's theses, Ph.D. dissertations, magazine and journal articles, conference papers, museum publications, U.S. government publications, audiovisual materials, and World Wide Web sites. In addition, it includes selected articles from newspapers, law reviews, medical and psychiatric journals, and scientific journals that provide information on Peyotism. A valuable research guide, the bibliography will help to provide a greater understanding of the history, ceremonies, and significance of the pan-Indian religion.

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An annotated bibliography collecting resources on all aspects of the religious use of peyote among North American Indians. Gathers citations and abstracts for significant materials on Peyotism and the Native American Church of North America of the Indians for the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Materials include books, book chapters, master's theses, PhD. dissertations, magazine and journal articles, conference papers, museum publications, US government publications, audio-visual materials, and World Wide Web sites. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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PHILLIP M. WHITE is Reference Librarian and Bibliographer for American Indian Studies at San Diego State University and also serves as Adjunct Professor in the American Indian Studies Department. His earlier books include The Native American Sun Dance Religion and Ceremony: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 1998) and The Kickapoo Indians, Their History and Culture (Greenwood, 1999).

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Core Collection and General Works
Core Collection 1
General Works 4
Individual Tribes
Apache Indians 69
Arapaho Indians 70
Blackfeet Indians 72
Caddo Indians 73
Cheyenne Indians 74
Comanche Indians 75
Cree Indians 77
Delaware Indians 78
Fox Indians 79
Goshute Indians 79
Hopi Indians 80
Huichol Indians 80
Kiowa Indians 91
Kiowa-Apache Indians 94
Lakota/Sioux Indians 95
Menominee Indians 98
Navajo Indians 100
Ojibwa Indians 108
Omaha Indians 110
Osage Indians 111
Otoe-Missouria & Iowa Indians 111
Paiute Indians 113
Ponca Indians 114
Potawatomi Indians 114
Shoshone Indians 115
Taos Indians 116
Tarahumara Indians 118
Tonkawa Indians 120
Ute Indians 121
Washo Indians 123
Winnebago Indians 125
Appendix. Internet Sites 129
Index 131
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