Changing Woman Protects Her Sons

One day, when the monster Yé’iitsoh came to visit her, changing woman quickly hid the boys.
Yé’iitsoh had seen little footprints around changing women’s hogan, he and he was very curious.
He asked, “Where are the little children who made these tracks?”

Changing Woman Protects Her SonsOh it was I who made these little footprints, “lied changing woman.”  “I was lonely and long for some children, so I made footprints with my fists like this.” She pressed her fist into the sand to demonstrate. “Then I added the total imprints with my fingers like this.”

Charles Yanito artist and illustrator

 Illustrated  artwork by Charles Yanito.

From the book:  The Legend of the Navajo Hero Twins

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