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Leatherback Sea Turtle — Xiica Cmotómanoj
The leatherback sea turtle is an animal of importance to the Seri people, who name it mosnipol or xiica cmotómanoj. This essay narrates a story of the animal's origin, gives an explanation of its name, discusses the animal's significance to the indigenous culture, and describes some of its behavior.
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Kozak, David L., eds., Inside Dazzling Mountains: Southwest Native Verbal Arts. [1st ed.]. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. 9780803215757