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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 39 expressing himself grew, his faith developed until he seemed to be building a cocoon against the painful world around him. He prayed for acceptance, for strength to learn to live without Rain, for a way to serve her, but mostly he prayed for faith, knowing he had not been able to go through the sipapu because of his momentary lack of faith. And with faith, he knew now, anything is possible. The first thing Joanna noticed the next morning was that the sacred spear point was held loosely in Bob's left hand, instead of being caught tightly in his clenched right fist. Then she noted the lessened pain in his eyes, the easing lines of grief around his mouth, and that he had eaten almost all of his breakfast. "Well," she said, "look at you! All spruced up and somewhere to go." As she bathed him, changed his bed and got him ready for the day, she chatted as always, with the difference that twice he answered her. As she finished up, she told him about the room. "It is our very best, VIP room. As I told you, the architect just let himself go and really outdid himself on this room. You can see the bed position is planned to look out onto the mountain, and there are other things, too. This room is the last one in the hall, and the door is placed right against the outside wall, so that the patient has privacy without a closed door. It makes a difference. We do not use this room much, in fact, not many people know
Format application/pdf
Identifier 044_GRL_SIPAPU_PAGE39.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 317770
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