The Oraibi Soyal Ceremony, Том 3,Выпуски 1-4

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1903 - Всего страниц: 59
 

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Стр. 118 - Kfshiwuu* paoni, yapik nu ung nawakna." (You that live at, or you from Ki'shiwuu, come here; just here I want you. ^ He then turns his face to the west, then to the south and then to the east...
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