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The Huichol Web of Life: Creation and Prayer


Artes de Mexico, Mexico City, 1970-1971.

Barcenas, F. "Indigenous People and Autonomy in Mexico", Cultural Survival Quarterly Spring 1999. pp. 45-47. Cambridge, MA.

Berrin, K. Art of the Huichol Indians. Abrams, NY, 1978.

Brandenberg, Aliki. Corn is Maize, The Gift of the Indians. Harper Collins Publishers, New York, NY. 1976.

Garfield, E., "Huichol Art and Culture: Vanishing Treasures of the Sierra Madre", Current Comments #13, p. 270-271. Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia., PA, 1993

Gonzalez, F. Sacred Cosmology, Precolumbian Mesoamerican Symbolism. Ediciones Obelisco, Barcelona, Spain, 1989. Translator: Dr. Robert R. Barr.

Krebs, K., "Beadwork for the Gods", Bead & Button, October 1997. pp. 32-36. Waukesha, WI.

Leon-Portilla, M. Aztec Thought And Culture. The University of Oklahoma Press, 1963.

Lumholtz, C. Decorative Art of the Huichol Indians. Vol. III, part I. American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y. 1900.

Lumholtz, C. Decorative Art of the Huichol Indians. Vol. III, part II. American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y. 1904.

Madrigal, A. H. The Eagle and the Rainbow, Timeless Tales of Mexico. Fulcrum Kids, Golden, CO, 1997.

Moore, R. Native Artists of North America. John Muir Publication, Sante Fe, New Mexico, 1993.

Richards, J. and Gipe, J. "Linking Literary Lessons with the Visual Arts: Preservice Teachers' Dilemas and Accomplishments", Art Education May 2000. pp. 33-39. Reston, VA.

Schaefer, S. and Furst, P. People of the Peyote. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1996.

Simoni-Abbat, Mireille. Collections Huichol. le Concours du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France, 1963.

Swan, D.C. Peyote Religious Art, Symbols of Faith and Belief. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, 1999.

Valadez, Susana. Mirrors of the Gods: The Huichol Shaman's Path of Completion. Shaman Drum / Fall, 1986 pp. 29-40.

von Bolschwing, M. "Dancing through the God's Eye", Hola Amigos! 2(1), 11-3, 1992.

Warr, T., "Roden Crater", Contemporary Visual Arts, #30, Summer 2000. pp. 42-47. London, England.

Williams, Eduardo, "Huichol Ethnography and Archaeological Interpretation", Institute of Archaeology 1(1990):6-15. (dead link - URL for history only)

Zingg, R. The Huichol Primitive Artists. G.E. Stechert, New York, 1938. (All the black and white images in this unit, except ones labeled otherwise, are from this book.)