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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 31 by the amulet, she would go along with him. She coaxed him to hold it in his left hand while she washed his right and he immediately transferred it back to his right hand as soon as she had finished. "Is there some way you can fix it so I can be sure I don't drop it," he begged. "Sure, I'll just run a tape around your fist a couple of times." She reached back to the dressing table near his bed and picking up a roll of tape made this promise good. Later, Dr. Clark noticed this taped hand and raised questioning eyes to her. "It means a lot to him, Doctor," she said earnestly. "He says it is sacred, and he can't live without it." Dr. Clark was young, but he was sensitive, and had been dealing with Indians and their medicine bags, good-luck charms and other amulets, and this was a very sick man. If he had faith in something, he needed all the help he could get. Bob scraped through the operation fairly well, but as the days flowed into weeks he drew further and further into himself, sank deeper and deeper into a depression of grief that sapped his strength and slowed his healing. At first, his friends came, but he wouldn't talk to them, and they soon gave him up. Jim came often, and sat beside his bed, mostly silent, and Bob seemed to need and appreciate this, but had little to say. He couldn't eat, and his
Format application/pdf
Identifier 036_GRL_SIPAPU_PAGE31.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 317762
Reference URL