Twenty years after its initial publication, Heyday is proud to re-release Straight with the Medicine with eleven new chapters that add more depth to the original. The narratives here were collected in the 1950s from seven members of the Washoe Tribe living on the eastern slopes of the Sierra in California and Nevada. They were followers of the Native American Church, whose sacrament was the peyote cactus and whose members referred to their religion as the Tipi Way. Synthesizing oral accounts into a first-person narrative, Warren L. d'Azevedo ambles with unadorned directness, honesty, and humor through the Peyote Medicine culture.
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About the Author
Warren L. d'Azevedo is a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He lives in Sonoma County, California.
Table of Contents
|The Tipi Way||3|
|Stranger in the Tribe||35|
|Jesus and the Donkey||39|
|The Indian Doctor and the Peyote Chief||41|
|The Stranger and the Spider||47|
|Straight with the Medicine||49|
|The Roadchief and the Preacher||71|
|They Know All About Indians||77|
|A White Man with Sense||83|
|Two Black Indians||85|
|The Old Man and the Tripe||95|
|The Delegation to Washington||107|
|These People Got a Chance Yet||111|
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Straight With The Medicine: Narratives Of Washoe Followers Of The Tipi Way is a twentieth anniversary edition of the original narratives collected in the 1950's from seven Washoe Tribe members living on the eastern slopes of the Sierra in California and Nevada, with eleven new chapters added with additional detail and narrative. Straight With The Medicine is recorded in the first person by Warren d'Azevedo, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno. The narratives he collected deal with the Washoe Tribe's use of Medicine, or peyote, to follow along the right Path, the Indian Way. They refer to their religion as the Tipi Way. It is a rich source of ceremonial and mundane information. The principles and ideals and practices of the Washoe Tribe are described and referred to in everyday terminology. Though the text is in English, not Washoe, there is reference to the Washoe language and its use and practice. To understand the mystery of ceremonial use of peyote by the Washoe Tribe, Straight With The Medicine is a rich collection of personal experiences, of significant value to Native American studies and anthropology students as well. Straight With The Medicine is a welcome and informative addition to personal, academic, and community library Native American Studies collections.