“A poor man takes the songs in his hands, / And sets them near the place where the sun sets. / See, young hunters, run to them, / Take them in your hands / And place them ... under the sunset.
”This is a song for a Papago puberty
rite. It makes more sense when one
learns that Creator comes from “under the sunset” in their mythology. The word “songs” refers to all the myth and
ethos stories, because in oral traditions these stories are easier to remember
when they are chanted. A “poor man” is a