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Title Through the Sipapu: A Canyonlands Phantasy
Subject Indians of North America; Spiritualism; Fantasy
Description Fictional story of creation and the afterlife as seen by Native Americans of Utah.
Creator Baker, Pearl Biddlecomb (1907-1992)
Publisher Baker, Pearl Biddlecomb
Date Digital 2004-07-09
Date 1986
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier 130.xml
Source Original booklet: Through the Sipapu: A Canyonlands Phantasy
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2004, Green River Public Library. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution Green River Public Library, 85 South Long St., Green River, UT 84525
Source Physical Dimensions 60 leaves ; 28 cm.
Scanning Technician Nima Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Denice Hoffman
ARK ark:/87278/s6xs5v8n
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317792
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Description Baker Sipapu the sky. When he had gained a little altitude, he rocked it a couple of times in farewell, and pointed it west toward Kanab and a new life. The August morning was heating up as he winged over Canyonlands for the last time. Snapping off his belt, he looked down in affection at this beautiful land of canyons, buttes, arches and sunken valleys. He was flying not far out from the Abajo Mountains, the country drained to the north into the Colorado River gorge, with canyons deepening from this higher country. Suddenly he sat up straight. He was flying along the top of a valley he had never seen before. He couldn't have forgotten a valley as lovely as this, and he turned aside to explore it. It ran for over a mile and a half to the northeast, and seemed to drain into a canyon. He couldn't see the lower end for a tongue of ledge that ran out from encircling cliffs on the right to end in a high, sandstone butte. There was a low saddle between the buttress butte and the ledge, and Bob planned to fly through there to look at the rest of the valley. He opened the plane door so he could see better, and noticed a large cave near the head of the valley to his left and some smaller caves below it. As he neared the saddle, he decided he was a bit low, and shoved in the throttle, thrilling to the immediate response of the machine. Just then he hit the turbulence. Although he knew it, Bob wasn't thinking about a
Format application/pdf
Identifier 009_GRL_SIPAPU_PAGE4.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 317735
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