Fieldiana Volume 3

Fieldiana Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...having concluded his distribution of nakwakwosis to the priests, made his way to the Antelope kiva, where he sat down in his accustomed place. Vi/hile Polihungwa was staining red four of the eight nakwakwosis which he had just finished making, old Sikangpu obtained a tray and sat down to the right of Lomanakshu. Polihungwa now placed the nakwakwosis upon this tray, whereupon Sikangpu lighted a pipe with native tobacco, and after puffing it for an instant passed it to Polihungwa, together with the tray of nakwakwosis. Four times he smoked over the prayer-offerings, and then deposited the tray at his side, continuing smoking for some minutes. He now handed the pipe to Lomanakshu, who took the tray up in his hands and smoked upon the nakwakwosis five times. He deposited it in front of him and continued smoking. Polihungwa now addressed Lomanakshu at length. Lomanakshu answered "An: /zaa," and in turn addressed Polihungwa. These speeches could not be recorded at the time but were obtained from Polihungwa later. He claims that he said in substance the following: "Taai iimla' pio_.in. nankwu' _hajli. Naniwok momgwit itiarriui okwatowak yokwani. Puu owi uma hahlalkahkango." (You must pray that the clouds from the four world quarters have pity on us and rain for us. And if you find a rattlesnake you must pray to him and it will rain. So you be joyful. VVell, you are going to start again.) I Tomwhich Lomanakshu replies: "Anchaa, uma hahlaikang itanl/1iinuhfalita." (All right, you joyfully (or gladly) wait for us.) Again Polihungwa made a speech, and at its conclusion passed the-eight nakwakwosis and the pi?/llawito Lomanakshu together with some sacred meal. Lomanakshu arose, sprinkled meal...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684453X
  • 9781236844538