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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 53 Medicine Man, sat there all day and made arrowheads and other tools and weapons. Just across the cave, where the swirling floods had made little shelves and tiers in the clean sand, sat a woman weaving. She often looked up and smiled at me, but didn't offer to speak, although she often helped the Indian girl take care of me. Children played in the pool at the cave edge every afternoon. "The routines were set. I was the only thing new or different, and not much attention was paid to me, which suited me fine. Then, after I learned to communicate with Rain, I didn't care if anyone ever looked my way again! "I changed again, when I tried to find out how I could spend my life with Rain. I took the word of the Weaver that Rain's father would never let her come out and live in the world, and I started to work on a way I could go through the sipapu and be with her in the Spirit World. I needed information, but I hesitated to put Rain on the spot so asked the Weaver. After a while she told me that with faith, anything is possible and sent me to the Medicine Man. "That is how my Buck knife got into the cave. I went down to the plane to find something to give to the Medicine Man to show my good intentions, and found the knife. Showing off, I pulled out a hair and snicked it off. The Medicine Man took a flint and chipped off a thin piece. With this he shaved curling slivers of hair off a held hair, and
Format application/pdf
Identifier 058_GRL_SIPAPU_PAGE53.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 317784
Reference URL