New PDF release: Havasupai Legends: Religion and Mythology of the Havasupai

By Robert C Euler, Visit Amazon's Carma Lee Smithson Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Carma Lee Smithson,

ISBN-10: 0585134308

ISBN-13: 9780585134307

ISBN-10: 0874804469

ISBN-13: 9780874804461

For nearly seven-hundred years, the Havasupai Indians, who name themselves humans of the Blue Water, have lived in a space that comes with the depths of the western Grand Canyon and the heights of the San Francisco Peaks. the following they inhabited the best altitude edition of any Indians in Southwestern the USA. Written in session with many of the final Havasupai shamans, this ebook info their spiritual ideals, customs, and therapeutic practices. A moment part provides legends of the Havasupai beginning, the 1st humans, and stories of Coyote, Gila Monster, endure, and others. 

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The man told the shaman that the ice, "like a window that looks many directions," would aid him in diagnosing a patient's illness. At this point the shaman awakened. '' In his dream the man had not revealed any other name. On still another occasion the shaman dreamed that he heard a voice calling plainly and repeatedly, "Come here. " He heard the voice no more, but found himself in the air traveling north. He landed where there were many people speaking different languages. Some had squeaky voices like bats and others imitated various birds.

They knew of Zuni and Acoma, but did not visit Zuni or farther east. Knowledge of these pueblos came to them through the Hopi. Page 2 Southern Paiutes formerly visited and camped in Pai territory. Our informants reported that some would swim across the Colorado River near Prospect Valley where access to the river may be gained from either side of Grand Canyon. Paiutes also crossed in the vicinity of Diamond Creek where a Southern Paiute campsite, Ariz. G:3:1 in the Arizona State College Archaeological Survey files, has been recorded at the junction of that stream with the Colorado River and below there in the vicinity of Granite Park where Walapai campsites and mescal pits, Ariz.

Before the shaman realized what was happening, he felt him- Page 9 self flying to the south until he finally came to earth near Rose Well within the eastern range of the Walapai. He stood on top of a big hill but could not see the bird. Shortly he saw a man standing in front of him but facing east. From the right side of the man's body white lightning "about the size of a stovepipe" shot toward the sun. " They then traveled north a short distance to a place where ice was like a mirror. The man told the shaman that the ice, "like a window that looks many directions," would aid him in diagnosing a patient's illness.

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