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 heritage of the peyote exchange. She and her husband have been the 1st federally authorized peyote purchasers. They all started harvesting and promoting the sacramental plant to fans of the local American Church (NAC) within the Nineteen Thirties, and after her husband’s dying within the overdue Nineteen Sixties, Mrs. Cardenas endured to befriend and aid generations of NAC participants till her loss of life in 2005, simply wanting her one hundred and first birthday. writer Stacy B. Schaefer, a detailed buddy of Amada's, spent 13 years doing fieldwork with this extraordinary lady. Her booklet weaves jointly the geography, biology, background, cultures, and religions that created the original lifetime of Mrs. Cardenas and the folks she knew. Schaefer contains their phrases to aid inform the tale of ways Mexican americans, Tejanos, gringos, local american citizens, and others have been touched and encouraged via Amada Cardenas’s embodiment of the center NAC values: religion, wish, love, and charity.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stacy B. Schaefer, professor emerita of anthropology at California nation collage, Chico (CSUC), and previous codirector of the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology (CSUC), has labored in examine, curatorial, and academic capacities at a few California museums. Her most modern e-book is Huichol girls, Weavers, and Shamans (UNM Press). at the moment her learn contains ethnographic fieldwork one of the indigenous peoples of Chile and Bolivia.

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