Jesus, peyote, and the holy people: alcohol abuse and the ethos of power in Navajo healing.

@article{Garrity2000JesusPA,
  title={Jesus, peyote, and the holy people: alcohol abuse and the ethos of power in Navajo healing.},
  author={John Garrity},
  journal={Medical anthropology quarterly},
  year={2000},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={521-42}
}
  • John Garrity
  • Published 2000 in Medical anthropology quarterly
Of the three religious healing traditions that coexist within the contemporary Navajo health care system, the Native American Church (NAC) and Pentecostal Christianity are more actively involved in the treatment of alcohol and substance abuse than is Traditional Navajo healing. This article examines these two more recent healing traditions as religious responses to the contemporary Navajo crisis of alcohol and substance abuse as well as to socioeconomic changes. These traditions offer new kinds… CONTINUE READING

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