Peyote Typescript
Santa Fe, San Vicente Foundation, [ca. 1949]. Ten page typescript on peyote use among Indians of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, including the Huichol, Tarahumara, Comanche, Kiowa and Arapaho tribes, among others. Noted as San Vicente Foundation Publication No. 2 and undated, but apparently dating from around 1949: Publication No. 1 was in December, 1948. Underhill's first book, Autobiography of a Papago Woman, was published in 1936 while she was working on her Ph.D. After she received her degree she worked for the U.S. government on issues related to Indian education, and she became one of the most prominent anthropologists on the subject of southwestern U.S. Indian tribes and cultures. This appears to be the typescript of Underhill's piece, prepared for publication, rather than the published version, which ran to 14 pages and had the bibliographic references on a separate sheet. That itself is a scarce publication: OCLC locates only 3 copies. This, presumably, is unique. Two side staples, minor edge wear and age toning; still about near fine. [#032815] SOLD

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