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For nearly 700 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. right here 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, undergo, and others.
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Most, however, sucked the afflicted area of the body. Rock Jones, a shaman when Spier worked with the Havasupai, often treated a patient by singing and pressing his hands on various portions of the patient's body. He stood up except while singing or shaking his gourd rattle. During Spier's study, Rock Jones was a weather shaman but later learned curing from his brother. Diagnosis also was accompanied by singing special songs, which would be answered by the shaman's spirit, often in the guise of an old woman or a small boy who were sky people.
Another shaman, recognizable to our informant, appeared and preceded him into one of the houses. There he sat between the two women and put his arms around them. Our consultant was angry and said, "I don't know what kind of man you are. I'm not going after ladies. " Whereupon he left and traveled easterly until he came to two rock walls parted like a V with a plateau on top. He saw "a smoke of clouds" on the plateau. From this smoke there issued various strange types of birds all in a line. This smoke tried to bring about illness and had power like a spirit.
If one heard an owl hooting during the day or late in the evening, it meant that a close relative was dying somewhere. The noise of a porcupine could indicate the same. As one consultant phrased it, "Those two are really proof, because we saw a porcupine in a tree where we camp out and go to bed. When it just got dark, when we thought we heard an owl say, 'h-hoo, h-hoo,'then 'ow, ow, ow,'we saw it was a porcupine. That was dangerous, so we took a gun, held sticks from the fire to see by, saw it by building up fire, and shot it.
Havasupai Legends: Religion and Mythology of the Havasupai Indians of the Grand Canyon by Robert C Euler, Visit Amazon's Carma Lee Smithson Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Carma Lee Smithson,