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?”
Oh 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.”
Illustrated artwork by Charles Yanito.
From the book: The Legend of the Navajo Hero Twins
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