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Now, in the upper world there is a sacred stone. What makes it sacred is if you leave a hand print or foot print in the
stone, that print or impression will stay there forever.
The Sky people told Coyote that he could put his paw print in the sacred stone, but when he does, the Chumash people will then, have paws as hands forever. Coyote was very proud that the Chumash people would have paws like his and he was slowly lowering his paw towards the sacred stone, enjoying the moment. Coyote however, did not notice that Lizard had quietly snuck-up behind him. Just before Coyote was about to put his paw print in the sacred stone, Lizard ran between Coyote’s legs and put his hand print in the sacred stone.
Coyote chased after Lizard but, Lizard hid in a crack in the sacred stone. Coyote was so mad he howled as loud as he could, but when the other Sky people looked at the hand print of Lizard they all liked that much better
Tovar [the leader of the Spanish] and his men were conducted to Oraibi. They were met by all the clan chiefs at Tawtoma, as prescribed by prophecy, where four lines of sacred meal were drawn. The Bear Clan leader stepped up to the barrier and extended his hand, palm up, to the leader of the white men. If he was indeed the true Pahana, the Hopis knew he would extend his own hand, palm down, and clasp the Bear Clan leader's hand to form the nakwach, the ancient symbol of brotherhood. Tovar instead curtly commanded one of his men to drop a gift into the Bear chief's hand, believing that the Indian wanted a present of some kind. Instantly all the Hopi chiefs knew that Pahana had forgotten the ancient agreement made between their peoples at the time of their separation. Nevertheless, the Spaniards were escorted up to Oraibi, fed and quartered, and the agreement explained to them. It was understood that when the two were finally reconciled, each would correct the other's laws and faults; they would live side by side and share in common all the riches of the land and join their faiths in one religion that would establish the truth of life in a spirit of universal brotherhood. The Spaniards did not understand, and having found no gold, they soon departed