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Kinaałda ałkąąh

Náádą́ą́’ éi neesnaah doo niłei táá’ts’aada binaahei  goh kinaałdaah, Kin sidaadoołeeł a cube is a creation in the word Kin


The way she dress is the way of the clouds, she sewn three pieces of materials to form a cloud and upper part her body and neck with head is called Haak’ǫs and see Haak’ǫs in the making as sandpainted, Neck is Hak’ǫs, shik’ǫs is my neck and we are cloud peope too

sheep, churro, navajos, life

Asdzani atł'oh

Atł'oh dah iistł'oh WEAVING

"After the medicine woman told the people about the prayersticks she told them that there was a place in the underworld where two rivers crossed.[
93] It was called Nidik'a' ts'osi tsosi, fine fiber cotton (Indian hemp).[94] There were two persons who brought the seed of that plant, they were spiders. They said that the people were to use the plant instead of skins for their clothing. So this seed was planted in the earth. (Recuay South America River?)
When the seeds were planted, the plant ripe, and the cotton gathered, the people shaped a little wheel, 3 or 4 inches in diameter, and they put a slender stick through it. This was used in the spinning of cotton. When they began spinning they pushed away from the body toward the knee. Then the chief medicine woman said: "You must spin towards your person, as you wish to have the beautiful goods come to you; do not spin away from you." For it was in their minds to make cloth which they could trade for shell and turquoise beads and she know their thoughts. She said:
"You must spin towards you, or the beautiful goods will depart from you."

There were two names given to the spindle, yódi yiłnahootał, meaning, turning or shooting around with the beautiful goods. This the Spider Man suggested; but his wife said: "It shall be called by another name, Nitł'izi yiłnahootał, turning with the mixed chips."

After they had spun the thread they rolled it into good-sized balls. They brought straight poles and laid them down; one down, one opposite. They tied two other poles at the ends, making a rectangular frame. They rolled or wound the thread on two of the poles as the sun travels, east to West, over and under the poles. The Spider Man said that the ball of thread should be called, yódi yiłnaasmaasi aghaa', rolling with the beautiful goods. His wife said: "No, it shall be called Nitł'iz yił nasmasi aghaa,' rolling with the mixed chips."

[92. Matthews (1884, pp. 371-391); Lummis. (1910, p. 125); Amsden (1934, pp. 154-175).

Recorder's note: Matthews (1884), Whitman (1925), Parsons (1923), Lummis (1910), all refer to the Spider Woman.

93. Informant's notes: See page 4. The Third World, Tó ałnaasłį, the Crossing of the Waters.

94. Recorder's note: "Cotton" used as a name for all. fibrous plants.]

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After the loom was finished the cross poles were erected and other poles placed on the ground to hold the loom frame solidly, and the loom was stretched and lifted into place. Then the Spider Man said: "It shall be called Yódi yiłnaadiidahi, raising with the beautiful goods." His wife said: "It shall be called Nitł'iz yiłnaadiidahi, raising with the mixed chips."

There is a notched stick running across, with a notch holding every other thread. The Spider Man said: "It will be called yote biltz nes thon, looping with the beautiful goods." His wife said: "From henceforth it shall be called nil tliz biltz nes thon, looping with mixed chips." Then they used a narrow stick about two and a half feet long, and they wound the yarn or thread over it, and where there is no design they ran it along. That was given the same name as the ball of thread. The Spider Man held that it should have the same name as the ball; but his wife said: "No, it shall be called nitł'iz naamaasi aghaa'."[95]

Then they used the wide flat stick for tapping down the thread. The Spider Man said: "It shall be called nil tliz na'ygolte"; but his wife said: "It shall be called nil tliz nayoogołi, twining with the mixed chips". When they got this far with the weaving, the threads of the warp mixed together and were too near or too far apart. So another kind of stick was used. It had long, narrow teeth. It was also used for the purpose of tapping down the thread. The Spider Man said: "It shall be called yódi yoogołi, hoeing with the beautiful goods." His wife said: "It shall be called nitł'iz yoogoł."

The Spider Man said: "Now you know all that I have named for you. It is yours to work with and to use following your own wishes. But from now on when a baby girl is born to your tribe you shall go and find a spider web which is woven at the mouth of some hole; you must take it and rub it on the baby's hand and arm. Thus, when she grows up she will weave, and her fingers and arms will not tire from the weaving." To this day that is done to all baby girls.

The weaving progressed, and they made all kinds of articles. They used cotton and yucca fiber and Indian hemp. These were the thread. They raised turkeys, and they used the feathers for feather blankets. They ate the turkey flesh for their meat. They killed rabbits and cut the fur into strips, and they made fur blankets. They wove different kinds of grass into mats for their floors, and also, to hang in front of the openings of their houses. There were many kinds of weaving. The people lived peacefully and were happy in working out designs in the new art. They raised great quantities of corn. All this made them grow in number; they became a very strong people and their past troubles were forgotten; but this was not to last.

[95. Interpreter's note: Nitł'iz means mixed chips of all stones, beads, etc. (
Yoołgai, Dootł'izhii, Diichiłi and Baashzhiniih) Yódi means valuable goods in a home, skins, blankets, etc.]" (Ailene O'Bryan Notes)

Kinaałda Ałkąąh