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Peyote Religion
A History
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Omer C. Stewart
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University of Oklahoma Press
"Peyote Religion is a masterful study of the history of peyotism. A compendium of ethnographic and ethnohistorical data, rather than a theoretical exegesis, the book is now the definitive study of this important pan-tribal movement. Subsequent studies will undoubtedly contribute details, but no general work will replace Stewart's as a comprehensive reference. Simply and engagingly written, it will appeal to scholars and general readers alike interested in the American Indian."
-- Choice

"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

"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

"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

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