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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 13 The old seer looked up, opened his mind to Bob, and Bob said he had something for him. He took out the Buck knife, which had always been sharpened to a razor edge, and pulling a hair from his head, snicked it off. The Medicine Man reached back of him, struck off a chip of flint, then taking a hair from his head he indicated that Bob should hold one end. Then he delicately and carefully split the hair. Bob watched the little curls of spider-web fineness curl up, and suddenly he knew the truth--they didn't need any help. Their culture was not physical, it was more refined than Bob's and their stone tools were adequate. He tossed the useless knife contemptuously up into the back of the cave.. Bob didn't believe that the Medicine Man had anything to do with this decision; he felt it was his own conclusion, and came from a perception considerably sharpened by his experience. After a bit, Bob looked at the old wise one again. He had to know, and this was the only way he could find out. As carefully as he could he asked if it would be possible for a mortal to go back through the sipapu, saying that he loved Rain with all his heart, and he wanted to go and be with her for time and eternity. The old man chipped at an arrowhead for a time, and then said that this had come up in the Councils, and they were aware that Rain and Bob were in love. It depended on Bob, if he wanted to learn the rituals and chants, and then
Format application/pdf
Identifier 018_GRL_SIPAPU_PAGE13.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 317744
Reference URL