From My Point of View - Bringing Peyote Arts to Market: Consumers, Curators, and Collections Building

Event Details

Date: February 01, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Location: Gallery 18

Cost: $0.00

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


Daniel C. Swan, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Oklahoma and associate curator of ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, will examine the rapid growth of the Peyote religion among the Navajo and the expanded commercial availability of Peyote arts in and around the Navajo Nation. Using data and insights gained from 20 years of research, Swan concludes that the Navajo situation is far from unique and is in fact one episode in the cyclical history of the commercial availability of Peyote arts.

From My Point of View is an informal presentation and audience participation is welcome. Bring a sack lunch to eat while you learn! (Note: Food/Drinks carried through the museum must be in closed containers.)

Free and open to the public with paid museum admission.