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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 24 he was not afraid of falling. Rain had disappeared, and his hand that she held and had drawn into the sipapu, had vanished, also. Startled, he gave his hand a flip, loosening Rain's grasp, and pulled it back from the sipapu As it came out into the light of day, of course it became visible again. Reassured, he again turned and bowed his head to enter the sipapu. Before him was a small rectangle, some sixteen inches by six inches, carved a few inches into the floor of the kiva, partially filled with dust of the centuries. As he looked, a few grains of sand trickled into the depression, from his hand at the corner. Suddenly and completely he knew. He had failed the first test of faith; by his doubt and human reasoning he had lost his chance to go through the sipapu and it was sealed against him. He had lost Rain--but how could he! She was still embedded into the flesh of his hands, he could almost feel her form. He looked down at his empty hands--the final proof of loss. As his mind registered the enormity of his disaster, he heard a shout and looked up at the top of the kiva where Jim and two other men were looking down at him. Oblivion claimed him.
Format application/pdf
Identifier 029_GRL_SIPAPU_PAGE24.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 317755
Reference URL