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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 52 last a day. "I knew you would see the smoke and be after me, Jim, but I had to survive until you got here. Sometimes the caves in Canyonlands had springs in the back, and green plants, and if I was lucky I could get a little water and not be too uncomfortable while I waited for you. "Finally I made the cave, and crawled up on a sandbank made by some past swirling flood, and simply passed out from shock and exhaustion. I knew that the day turned into night, and I partially came to several times before dawn. It was morning when I floated up, wakened by the plash of falling water. I was sure I was imagining it, but I opened my eyes to check. A hand slipped under my head and raised it higher and a bowl of water was held to my lips. I drank, then looked around. I was lying on a little sand shelf that the swirling floods had left in the cave a long time ago. A small stream of water dropped over the top of the cave and into a pool at the bottom, then ran off down the wash. Across the valley I could see the blackened butte and my crashed plane, but I could see little of the grassy valley and the surrounding ledges. The cave was quite large, sloping back from the front lip over a hundred feet, and it was some three hundred feet long. A kiva occupied the northern part, just inside the sheltering overhang, and up in the back, where the roof and floor met, was a huge pile of flint and an old man, a
Format application/pdf
Identifier 057_GRL_SIPAPU_PAGE52.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 317783
Reference URL