The Secret Life of a Food Stamp Jump to navigation Menu 🔊 Listen The Secret Life of a Food StampFood Stamps The Secret Life of a Food Stamp The Secret Life of a Food Stamp Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World IN THE SUMMER of 1995, a young graduate student in anthropology at UCLA named Joe Henrich traveled to Peru to carry out some fieldwork among the Machiguenga, an indigenous people who live north of Machu Picchu in the Amazon basin. The Machiguenga had traditionally been horticulturalists who lived in single-family, thatch-roofed houses in small hamlets composed of clusters of extended families. For sustenance, they relied on local game and produce from small-scale farming. They shared with their kin but rarely traded with outside groups. While the setting was fairly typical for an anthropologist, Henrich’s research was not.
Peyote Lophophora williamsii /loʊˈfɒfərə wɪlˈjæmsiaɪ/ is a small, spineless cactus with psychoactive alkaloids, particularly mescaline. The Spanish common name, also used in English, is peyote (/pəˈjoʊti/; from the Nahuatl word peyōtl [ˈpejoːt͡ɬ]), which means "glisten" or "glistening".  Native North Americans are likely to have used peyote, often for spiritual purposes for at least 5,500 years. Peyote is native to southwestern Texas and Mexico. It is found primarily in the Chihuahuan desert and in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi among scrub, especially where there is limestone. Description Lophophora williamsii with small, red fruit
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