The peyote religion among the Navaho
Aldine Pub. Co. • (4) • Published In 1966 • Pages: xxvi, 454
By: Aberle, David F. (David Friend), Moore, Harvey C., Johnston, Denis F..
AbstractThis is an extremely thorough ethnographic source, concerned with the origins, development, and social functions of the peyote cult (Native American Church) among the Navajo. The author, who participated in the cult by eating peyote numerous times, attempts to explain membership vs. non-membership in it according to a 'theory of relative deprivation.' The relationship of membership to 'wealth' (measured in terms of livestock holdings) as well as to traditional attachments to Navajo religious ways are discussed.
- HRAF PubDate
- North America
- Sub Region
- Southwest and Basin
- Document Type
- M. A. Marcus ; 1985
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- southwestern United States
- by David F. Aberle. With field assistance by Harvey C. Moore and with an appendix on Navaho population and education by Denis F. Johnston
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 423-436)
- Navajo Indians