Black Drink: A Native American Tea (Hardback)
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Black Drink: A Native American Tea (Hardback)

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Hardback 184 Pages / Published: 30/10/2018
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Until its use declined in the nineteenth century, Indians of the southeastern United States were devoted to a caffeinated beverage commonly known as black drink. Brewed from the parched leaves of the yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria), black drink was used socially and ceremonially. In certain ritual purification rites, Indians would regurgitate after drinking the tea. This study details botanical, clinical, spiritual, historical, and material aspects of black drink, including its importance not only to Native Americans, but also to many of their European-American contemporaries.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820355801
Number of pages: 184
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A model of scholarly excellence . . . Well-researched, authoritative [and] well-written.

--Anthropos

A very commendable and valuable survey of an economic plant which is little known and poorly understood.

--Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Excellent, in-depth reconstructions of many of the cultural practices of the tribes of this important region.

--Magic, Ritual, Witchcraft

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