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Peyote : History, Tradition, Politics, and Conservation (Hardcover)

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This book explains the role that peyote—a hallucinogenic cactus—plays in the religious and spiritual fulfillment of certain peoples in the United States and Mexico, and examines pressing issues concerning the regulation and conservation of peyote as well as issues of indigenous and religious rights.

• Explains the complete history of the peyote plant in the United States, presenting views from religions including Native American and Christian churches, the creation and evolution of U.S. law regarding peyote, state and federal legal protections since 1990, reasons for the plant's apparent demise, and arguments for its stronger protection

• Identifies current peyote protective laws in Mexico and Canada

• Documents how many U.S. residents, including Native Americans, commonly use peyote as a spirituality enhancer or illegal recreational drug within the United States, or do so as tourists when visiting Mexico

This book explains the role that peyote?a hallucinogenic cactus?plays in the religious and spiritual fulfillment of certain peoples in the United States and Mexico, and examines pressing issues concerning the regulation and conservation of peyote as well as issues of indigenous and religious rights.


? Explains the complete history of the peyote plant in the United States, presenting views from religions including Native American and Christian churches, the creation and evolution of U.S. law regarding peyote, state and federal legal protections since 1990, reasons for the plant's apparent demise, and arguments for its stronger protection

? Identifies current peyote protective laws in Mexico and Canada

? Documents how many U.S. residents, including Native Americans, commonly use peyote as a spirituality enhancer or illegal recreational drug within the United States, or do so as tourists when visiting Mexico

Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Language: English
Street Date: January 18, 2016
TCIN: 23938451
UPC: 9781440834004
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-8572
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