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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 10 stood up; he caught a movement from the Medicine Man. Suddenly a wave of deadly fear washed over him, and he instinctively knew that this would not be tolerated, that he must treat Rain with careful consideration, almost awe. That suited him, for by now he was deeply in love with her. The next day as she sat combing her hair, he burst out: "I only wish you could talk to me!" "I can talk to you,11 she looked at him in surprise. "Well, why haven't you, then?" And as he was struck with a new thought, "And in my language, too!" She laughed, a tinkling brook-water sound, and answered: "You didn't ask me before. And we are not talking any language, just from one mind to the other. You have to open your mind to another person to talk to him." Bob begged how to make his approach, and Rain said that first must come desire--nothing was ever possible without first desire. When one desired deeply enough, he could open his mind to another, and if that other wanted to communicate, both minds were open and tuned to each other. Bob was not entirely convinced. He pointed to the shouting children. Again her tinkle of amusement, and she said, "They are not talking as such, although we do have some words, and our chants are words. But mostly they are just making sounds like singing birds." He listened, and she was right, they did sound like birds!
Format application/pdf
Identifier 015_GRL_SIPAPU_PAGE10.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 317741
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