Dr. Michele Stephens will be discussing her most recent work “A Small, Powerful ‘Being’: Peyote and Huichol History”. Her paper takes an ethnohistorical approach to Huichol peyotism and examines the use of cactus over the span of three centuries. She will also be examining the political, religious, and cultural implications of peyote and its importance to the Huichols during this expansive period.