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Acknowledgements Introduction
Hopi Literature
Navajo Literature
Papago Literature
Yaqui Literature
Native American Literature: Other Sources


A Papago Song

recorded and translated by Alice Listo

This song was dreamed up by my grandfather for my uncle who was overseas during World War II at the time. He handed it down to each one of us, his granddaughters.

Quijotoa Mountain

Quijotoa Mountain, Quijotoa Mountain,
There you stretch out,
And here I am not being able to sleep.
I wish I could go around there so I could dance.

Quijotoa Mountain, Quijotoa Mountain,
There you stretch out,
And here I am not being able to sleep.
I wish I could go around there so I could dance.

I wish I could go around there,
I wish I could go around there,
So I could dance.

Alice Listo. "Kiho Do´ak" printed by permission of Alice Listo. Copyright ©1980 by Alice Listo.

As printed in Larry Evers, ed. The South Corner of Time. Tucson, Ariz.: The University of Arizona Press, ©1980, p. 127.
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