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Aboriginal Remains in Verde Valley, Arizona

Thirteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1891-92

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,184 / 114 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.6
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 2,154
Added to site: 2006.11.30 15425
Genre: History

Government Printing Office, Washington, 1896, pages 179-262

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cted the handsomest youth and fairest maid and arrayed them in their finest apparel, the youth with a white kilt and paroquet plume, and the maid with a fine blue tunic and white mantle. These children wept and besought their parents not to send them to Pá-lü-lü-koña, but an old chief said, "You must go; do not be afraid; I will guide you." And he led them toward the village court and stood at the edge of the water, but sent the children wading in toward Pá-lü-lü-koña, and when they reached the center of the court where Pá-lü-lü-koña was the deity and the children disappeared. The water then rushed down after them, through a great cavity, and the earth quaked and many houses tumbled down, and from this cavity a great mound of dark rock protruded. This rock mound was glossy and of all colors; it was beautiful, and, as I have been told, it still remains there.




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