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*Hoodoo is not a religion, it is a system of magic. Hoodoo, and the related terms of Conjure, Conjuration, & Rootwork, etc. are terms for the specific blend of African, Native American and German folk magic and conjure that make up this system of magical practice. Like many magical traditions, many of the practices were handed down by word of mouth. There are a few informational resources such as the hard to find, and phenomenally expensive 5 Volume Collection of Harry M. Hyatt's named: Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft, & Rootwork, which is a compilation of interviews, (most of which took place in the 1930's), of conjurers and rootworkers.  Another collection of interest containing diverse folklore, rootwork, & magic done by Hyatt prior to HCWR and published in 1935 was: Folklore from Adams County Illinois.