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An Investigation of Ethnographic and Archaeological Specimens of Mescalbeans (Sophora secundiflora) in American MuseumsWilliam L. Merrill 1977
Mescal beans were important for many North American tribes in Mexico and the southwestern U.S. Tribes used the beans primarily as decorations (seed beads) for clothing; some tribes consumed the beans for their psychotropic properties as part of ceremonies. In this volume, the author examines the distribution of mescal bean use and compiles a description of archaeological and ethnographic specimens from dozens of tribes. Illustrated.
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