She Makes Them at Home in the Land (Monster Slayer part 7)

nayenezgani   tobadischini CM

She called out that one’s name,
Four times she called Nayenezgani, Kill-Ogre,
And the canyon walls answered back,
And the rocks heard it.

She called out that one’s name,
Four times she called Tobadischini, Water-Child,
And the canyon walls answered back,
And the water heard it.

“Now you are part of this place.
“The rocks have heard your name,
“The water has heard it.
“Here you will always have a place.”

Images: details of Nayenezgani (1904) and Tobadzischini (1904), photographs by Edward S. Curtis from his book, The North American Indian (vol. 1, 1907). These images are in the public domain in the United States.

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