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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 33 went along. Since he had come into San Juan county to practice at the hospital at Monticello, his practice had included more Indians than whites, since the Indian Service had designated the hospital as a health care facility. He had never dealt with Indians before, and he was caught by their culture, which he didn't in the least understand. Some of them were good Christians-practicing, devout Christians, attending church regularly, but this didn't in the least interfere with their Indian religion. He could not fathom their religion, which was a part of their culture, but they never seemed to deviate from it, and it gave them a serenity and stoicism that never failed. Either they would not or could not impart this to white men, for he knew of no white man who had ever solved the puzzle of their beliefs, and he was stunned. He had a feeling that if he could unlock some of their religion and learn it for himself he would be happier and more effective. And since Bob clung to the spear point and had obviously had some kind of spiritual experience when he had wrecked his plane, perhaps this psychiatric probing could not only release his suppressed anguish but also lift the curtain for the doctor. They went into Dr. Clark's office and drank hot coffee until Dr. Bernstein was warm and comfortable, and he went down to interview Bob while Dr. Clark finished his rounds. They met back at the office in half an hour or
Format application/pdf
Identifier 038_GRL_SIPAPU_PAGE33.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 317764
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