Stacy B. Schaefer's Amada's Blessings from the Peyote Gardens of South Texas PDF

By Stacy B. Schaefer

ISBN-10: 0826356214

ISBN-13: 9780826356215

Amada Cardenas, a Mexican American girl from the borderlands of South Texas, performed a pivotal position within the little-known historical past of the peyote exchange. She and her husband have been the 1st federally authorized peyote buyers. They begun harvesting and promoting the sacramental plant to fans of the local American Church (NAC) within the Thirties, and after her husband’s loss of life within the overdue Sixties, Mrs. Cardenas endured to befriend and support generations of NAC participants until eventually her demise in 2005, simply wanting her one hundred and first birthday. writer Stacy B. Schaefer, a detailed good friend of Amada's, spent 13 years doing fieldwork with this notable lady. Her publication weaves jointly the geography, biology, heritage, cultures, and religions that created the original lifetime of Mrs. Cardenas and the folk she knew. Schaefer comprises their phrases to assist inform the tale of the way Mexican american citizens, Tejanos, gringos, local american citizens, and others have been touched and encouraged by means of Amada Cardenas’s embodiment of the center NAC values: religion, wish, love, and charity.

Stacy B. Schaefer, professor emerita of anthropology at California nation college, Chico (CSUC), and previous codirector of the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology (CSUC), has labored in study, curatorial, and academic capacities at a couple of California museums. Her newest publication is Huichol ladies, Weavers, and Shamans (UNM Press). at present her learn contains ethnographic fieldwork one of the indigenous peoples of Chile and Bolivia.

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