Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Best Books of the Year | December 7, 2014

    Gigi Little: IMG Best Kids' Books of 2014



    No, I'm sorry, it's impossible. The best kids' books of 2014? The best? Can't do it. There have been entirely too many exceptional examples of the... Continue »
    1. $11.87 Sale Board Book add to wish list

      Countablock

      Christopher Franceschelli and Peskimo 9781419713743

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$24.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Native American- General Native American Studies

More copies of this ISBN

Peyote Religion: A History

by

Peyote Religion: A History Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"Peyote Religion is a masterful study of the history of peyotism. Simply and engagingly written, it will appeal to scholars and general readers alike interested in the American Indian." Choice

Review:

"Occasionally a book is published for which it is difficult to find the proper superlatives. Mere praise does not begin to convey the substance of the book....[It is] a classic in the field of American Indian studies, anthropology and religious writings, far surpassing everything heretofore written on the subject." New Mexico Historical Review

Review:

"This fascinating, encyclopedic history is written not only for anthropologists and people interested in religious movements, but for the peyotists themselves. We should all be grateful for Stewart's devoted research and for this book, which will long endure." American Indian Culture and Research Journal

Review:

"Stewart has written a wonderfully complete and very readable account of this important Native American religious movement....Anthropologists and historians will immediately recognize his book as the authoritative text on peyotism in the United States." South Dakota History

Book News Annotation:

Reprint of a fine study originally published in 1987--and a member, as v.181, of The Civilization of the American Indian Series.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-436) and indexes.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806124575
Author:
Stewart, Omer Call
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Author:
Stewart, Omer C.
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Religion and mythology
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Peyotism
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Religion.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Civilization of the American Indian series ;
Series Volume:
90-364v. 181
Publication Date:
19930931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 bandw illus., 9 maps
Pages:
472
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.54 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The mystic warriors of the Plains Used Hardcover $23.00
  2. Mourning Dove: A Salishan Autobiography Used Trade Paper $8.95
  3. Trading Identities: The Souvenir in... New Trade Paper $50.95
  4. The American Indian Mind in a Linear... Used Trade Paper $24.00
  5. Cultivating a Landscape of Peace:... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  6. Picture Writing of the American... Used Trade Paper $7.95

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

Peyote Religion: A History New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$24.95 In Stock
Product details 472 pages University of Oklahoma Press - English 9780806124575 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Peyote Religion is a masterful study of the history of peyotism. Simply and engagingly written, it will appeal to scholars and general readers alike interested in the American Indian."
"Review" by , "Occasionally a book is published for which it is difficult to find the proper superlatives. Mere praise does not begin to convey the substance of the book....[It is] a classic in the field of American Indian studies, anthropology and religious writings, far surpassing everything heretofore written on the subject."
"Review" by , "This fascinating, encyclopedic history is written not only for anthropologists and people interested in religious movements, but for the peyotists themselves. We should all be grateful for Stewart's devoted research and for this book, which will long endure."
"Review" by , "Stewart has written a wonderfully complete and very readable account of this important Native American religious movement....Anthropologists and historians will immediately recognize his book as the authoritative text on peyotism in the United States."
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.