A Boy of White House Marries a Girl of the Village of the Stone Lions

A Cochiti Legend
In the beginning the people stopped at Frijoles, and settled at White House and at the village of the Stone Lions.  An old man and an old woman had
four sons.  The eldest son carried the grinding stone.  The next son carried the carrying basket on his back.  The third and fourth sons walked beside
their father and mother and supported them so that they should not fall.  When they came to White House the eldest son said to them, "My father and
mother and younger brothers, stay here and I will go hunting."  He made a bow and arrows and said, "Be careful not to let the fire go out while I am
away.  But if it does, my brothers will look for flints and strike fire from those."  The mother knelt down to the grinding stone and ground as well as
she could for she was old and slow.  In the afternoon the eldest son came home carrying a deer.  His father and mother were very happy.

The next day the eldest son said to his father and mother, "Tomorrow morning I am going to the Village of the Stone Lions to see if I can get a girl to
marry me.  I will bring her back to White House."  He said to his mother, "You are old and not able to work any more and you need some one to help
you with the grinding.  If I find her I will bring her back."  The boy went to the Village of the Stone Lions and stayed for two days.

He found a girl and he said to her, "Are you willing to come to my village and marry me?  My mother and father are very old and I have three

The girl said, "Yes; I shall be glad to go with you to your village and marry you.  First you must tell my mother and father what it is that you want."

"I will go and ask them."  He said to the girl's parents, "Your daughter is willing to go with me and live in my village."

They answered, "Yes, it is as she says.  She may go with you if she is willing."

The girl's father said to the boy, "Bring your father and mother to this village so that we may know who they are."  "My father and mother are too old,
they can not walk so far."

The boy took the girl home to his village.  She took wafer bread with her to give to his mother and father.  They came into White House and the people
watched them.  The boy was a poor boy but the girl was very beautiful.  He said to the girl, "Here is our home.  Wait here a moment and I will go in
and tell them."  His mother and father were sitting side by side at the fireplace.  He said, "Where are my brothers?"  They answered, "They went out to
gather the fruit of the giant cactus.  They will be back soon."  "Mother and father, I am bringing a girl home."  "Where is she?"   "She is waiting outside.
 I will get her."

He went out and brought her in.  His father and mother were glad to see her and she gave them the paper bread she had brought.  His mother began to
prepare food.  She gave them venison and gave them the fruit of the giant cactus.  The brothers came home.  They were glad to see the girl and they
made bows and arrows to go hunting every day.  After that they were great hunters and never came home without bringing a deer.

One day the three boys said to their mother and father, "Tomorrow we are going to the girl's village.  We will go hunting for the mother and father of
the girl."  The girl said to her husband, "Go down and tell my mother and father that my brothers-in-law  are hunting for them and they must wait for
them for the evening meal."

In the afternoon the three brothers came back bringing two deer and they took them to the mother and father of the girl.  They carried the two deer to
the hatchway and the parents of the girl were glad.  They received the two deer and placed them in the center of the floor.  They sprinkled prayer meal.  
They set out the food and ate.

When they had finished the brothers prepared to return to their own home.  The mother of the girl gave each of them a load of wafer bread and she
said, "Tomorrow I will make the feast.  Bring your father and mother to share it with us."  Next day the brothers brought their mother and father to
the Village of the Stone Lions.  They feasted and they did not let the old people go back to White House any more.  They lived all together in the same
house as long as they lived.
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At Amatsushe they were living; Old Coyote and Old Coyote Woman lived on one side of the hill and Old beaver and Old Beaver Woman lived on the
other.  They visited each other e very night.  One night it was snowing, deep, and Old Coyote said to his wife, "I shall go to Old Brother Beaver to invite
him to go hunting, and to make plans for exchanging wives."

When Coyote got there, he called, "Hello."  Beaver answered, "Hello, come in and sit down."  They sat together by the fireplace to smoke.  Coyote said,
"I came to tell you we are to go hunting.  If we kill any rabbits we'll bring them to our wives.  I'll bring mine to your wife, and you can bring yours to
mine."  "All right," Old Beaver agreed.  "You go first," said Coyote.  "No, you go first.  This is your invitation; you invited me," Beaver insisted.  "All
right, I shall go early in the morning."  Coyote said to Old Beaver Woman, "In the morning I am going hunting for you."  "All right.  I shall sing the
song so that you will kill many rabbits."

Old Beaver Woman started to fix the supper.  She wanted it ready for his return.  Old Coyote was gone for the whole day.  It was evening, and he did
not come home at all.  Sitting near the fireplace, Old Beaver Woman waited and waited.  She started to sing her song:  "Old Coyote, Old Coyote, come
sleep with me.  Come and have intercourse with me.  Ai-ooai-oo."   Old Beaver said, "What are you singing about?  He won't kill anything, for he isn't
any hunter."  Coyote killed nothing, and Beaver Woman waited and waited but Coyote never came.

Next day it was Old Beaver's turn to go hunting.  He went to tell Old Coyote Woman that she must wait for him, for he was going to hunt rabbits for
her.  "All right," she said.  And he killed so many that he could hardly carry them.  In the morning Beaver came into Coyote's house and said, "Old
Coyote Woman, here are the rabbits."  She took them and said, "Thank you, thank you, Old Man Beaver."  They went straight into the inner room,
and Old Coyote Man was left by himself in the front room.  He was very angry.  They gave him his supper, and when he had finished, they went in to
bed.  Old Man Beaver started to have intercourse with Old Coyote Woman.  Old Coyote Woman cried out, and Old Coyote called out, "Old Beaver,
don't hurt my wife."  Old Coyote Woman answered, "Shut up, Old Man Coyote!  It's because I like it that I'm crying out."  When he had finished, Old
Man Beaver came out.  He said to Old Coyote, "We won't keep bad feelings against each other; this was your plan.  I shall always wait for you at my
house whenever you want to visit me."  And they were as good neighbors as ever.
A Contest for Wives

A Cochiti Legend
A Cochiti man went antelope hunting on the antelope plains.  He took an antelope skin that almost covered him.  When he came to the plains he put it
on so that he looked just like an antelope.  He saw them in a high place.  He took a different direction and hid to see what direction they would take.  
When he saw that they were moving away he went closer.  He stalked them.  He kept his bow and arrows hidden under his antelope suit.  They
thought he was an antelope.  When he got to the center of the herd he hurled his spear and the animal that was wounded ran off.  He followed till the
antelope fell exhausted.  When he had plenty he went back to the spot where he had put on his suit and began to skin the antelopes.  He killed all those
that were not yet dead.

He stayed three days and took much game.  He killed more than all the rest of the party.  (The rest did not wear antelope disguise.)  In this way he
became a great antelope hunter.  At last he went on a hunt.  He had sighted antelopes on the plains and put on the antelope skin.  He went to
windward and came to a high place.  While he stood waiting the eagle came flapping his wings.  With his claws the eagle took the boy by his neck.  
His companions were watching.  They went to help.  When they got there, Eagle had the boy by the neck and his wings over the body.  This was the
end of the great antelope hunter.

This is a true story.
Antelope Hunting

A Cochiti Legend
Arrow Boy, Child of the Witch Man

A Cochiti Legend
In the beginning there was a woman al of whose children had died one after another.  She said to herself, "Why is it that I can not bring up a child?"  
she prayed and said, "Kopishtaya, what can I do so that my children shall not die?"  The kopishtaya came to her and said, "My poor child, do not cry.  
I will tell you what you can do.  Fast for four days and at the end of that time go to the Flint Society and ask them for their help."  She was happy and
fasted for four days.  At the end of the four days she went to the Flint Society and asked them to make prayer sticks for her.  They met in the morning
and cut the sticks and tied the feathers.  When they had finished she said to herself, "I must go and take dinner to them."  She brought dinner into their
room and they thanked her.  The chief of the Flint Society said to her, "If you believe, you shall have children and they will live."  She took the prayer
sticks and early in the morning, before sunrise, she planted them to the kopishtaya.  As she was planting she heard singing.

The kopishtaya came near and stood before her.  He gave her a root for medicine.  He said to her, "The reason why your children have died is because
your husband is a witch man.  He is killing his own children.  You will have a child.  Rub his body with this root for medicine, and he will live.  Keep
watch of your husband.  He is trying to offer your baby to the witches.  Watch at night.  It will not be your husband beside you.  It will be the Corn
Mother he has left beside you in his place.  He will be away at the meeting of the witches.  Take hold of the Corn Mother and throw it against the wall
so that it breaks in pieces.  Go to the niche (where the prayer meal is kept).  You will find his human eyes laid on the shelf covered with wool.  Drop
them into the pot of urine.  When your husband comes home he will be in the shape of an owl.  Lie still as if you were asleep, and in the morning you
will discover that I have told you the truth."

His wife watched at night.  She threw the Corn Mother against the wall and dropped her husband's eyes in the chamber pot.  When he came in he
went to the niche to get his eyes.  He found they were in the pot of urine and he had to keep his owl's eyes.  He went to the Corn Mother and spoke to it,
but it could not answer.  He spoke to his wife, "Are you asleep?"  "Yes; I was sound asleep.  Lie down and I will spread your blanket."  "No; I can't go
into that room.  Something is the matter with me."  The kopishtaya had told that woman, "Do not tell your husband what I have told you, but send for
the chief of the Flint Society to cure him."  She told her husband he must send for the chief of the Flint Society.  Her husband was not willing, but she
took sacred meal and went to get him.  He came in.  The man was lying on his face with his eyes buried in his hands.  He tried to turn him on his back.
 "What is the matter with you?"  "I don't know."  The Flint chief said to the wife, "Go and bring his sisters so that they will see what is the matter with
him and there will be no blame for you."  She brought his sisters.  Her husband would not take his hands from his face.  At last the medicine man took
them away from his eyes.  They were owl's eyes.  He died and his wife wept and said, "What shall I do?  I have a little baby and my husband is dead."  
They buried him and at night the witches has a meeting for him on the top of the mountain.

The kopishtaya came to the young woman that night and he told her, "I have come to tell you to offer sacred meal every day to the kopishtaya.  Send
for your brother to stay with you in the house for these four days until you send away the soul of your husband.  At the end of that time send for the
chief of the Flint Society.  Tell him to cut the earth with the obsidian knife."  She did as he had told her and at the end of four days the Flint medicine
man came to the house.  He cut the ground four times with the large flint knife.

Arrow boy grew up.  Every morning his mother offered prayer meal and he grew very fast.  She never let him go out alone.  When he was a little boy
his mother said, "Let us go into the hills to hunt wood rats or rabbits.  I will cook corn dodgers."  she made the corn dodgers and wrapped them in
corn husks.  She filled the canteen and tied it on her back.  They came to a rabbit hole and the mother and Arrow Boy took turns digging it out.  They
heard the kopishtaya coming.  He said to her, "What has happened to your husband?"  "He is dead."  "that is better for him to die than for you to lose
another baby.  If he had lived it would not have been safe for your little boy.  He will take care of you.  Now your husband's people are trying to harm
you because of his death.  It is dangerous for you to stay in the village.  Go outside and live with your son."

They went to White Bank and lived there in a cave.  The boy came to his mother and said, "there is going to be a dance in Potsherd Village."  His
mother said, "Let us go together."  Next morning they went to Potsherd Village.  Arrow Boy said to his mother, "Watch carefully (for danger)."  They
came to Potsherd Village.  On the north side the houses were built in two tiers and on the top story a man stood and saw them coming.  He said to his
family, "Look, who is that who is coming?  She is wearing a black manta."  The woman and the child came into the plaza.  They came to the house on
the second story and they received them there and the mother of that family gave them something to eat.  She brought bread and stew and said, "Eat."
 There were two daughters in that family and they sat on either side of the boy.  They loved him, but the boy was bashful and ran away.  Another
young man came in.  He loved the mother of the boy, but his mother said, "No; I have my son.  He is my only son and he takes good care of me and I
do not need a husband."  "If you come with me you will always eat venison for I am a great hunter.  It is not far and you can see your son often."  "Let
me tell my son.  If he wants me to go with you, we will both go; but I will not go alone."  She spoke to her son.  He said, "My dear mother, you have
told me that all your children died and I am the only one that is left.  How can you leave me now that I have grown a man?  I want to stay with you

The father of the house came into the room.  He said, "Are you in the house?" and the women answered, "Yes, we are in the house."  The older of the
two girls came to the father and said, "Father, I want to marry this boy."  The younger came to him and said, "No, I want to marry him."  The boy's
mother said, "If my son wants to marry one of these girls, if may, if not, not.  Let him say."  Immediately the boy said, "I think I should like to stay
here and marry one of these girls.  Let us live in this house.  Perhaps the kopishtaya meant us to live here always."

The boy married the elder of the two girls and lived there all his life.  The younger sister loved him also.  Whenever they could be alone together they
played with each other and talked.  The elder sister knew that they were together and she said, "I am going to die."  She went into the inner room and
placed a large basket in the center of the floor.  She sat down in the basket crying.  Her feet began to turn into the tail of a snake.  The boy's mother
came to look for her, but she could not find her.  She went into the inner room and she found that her daughter-in-law had become a great snake.

She took sacred meal in her hand and went to the chief of the Flint Society.  She said to him, "My daughter-in-law has become a snake.  Come and
restore her."  He came and set up his altar in the inner room.  He put the snake in the basket in front of the altar and covered it with an embroidered
ceremonial blanket.  He sang all the curing songs of the Flint Society but he could not restore her.  She was a snake.  He called all the men of his
society and they took her to Gaskunkotcinako ("the girl's cave").  They left her there and people still take little pots to this place to offer to her.  
Arrow Boy Recovers His Wife

A Cochiti Legend
Arrow Boy lived in Potsherd Place (east of Cochiti).  His wife was Yellow Woman.  They had an Eagle, and Arrow Boy hunted to provide it with food
and his wife stayed home to feed the Eagle.  When he came back with deer, he always saved the back strip of the deer (the best part of the animal) for
his Eagle.  His wife got tired of always feeding the Eagle, and one day she did not feed it anymore.  She scolded it.

The Eagle said, "My mother is tired of feeding me; when my father is away my mother will not give me food any more."  He tried to escape.  He got
loose and went off, and the wife ran after him.  She took a white manta to catch him, but whenever she got close to him, He flew away.  When Eagle
got to Whirlpool Place, he lit on the top of the rocks, and she climbed after him.  Eagle said, "You are having a hard time.  Fold the white manta and
put it on my shoulders.  Sit down on it and shut your eyes tight.  Are you ready?"  "Yes."  "Keep your eyes shut."  He flew up high until he came to the
sky.  He went through and came to the next world.  When they got up they came to the great rock where all Eagles alight in the sky.  He left his mother
there.  "Now open your eyes," he said.  She opened them, and found herself in the other world.  "Now go where you please," he told her.  "You were
unkind to me then, and now I shall act in the same way toward you.  There is a road; take it and you will come to a village."

Eagle came back to this world.  He found Arrow Boy at Potsherd Place.  He asked, "Where is my wife?"  Day after day he kept looking for her tracks,
but he could only trace them as far as Whirlpool Place.  He mourned all the time.  One day while he was looking he heard some one calling him,
"Grandson, what are you doing down here?  This is not the place to find her.  She is up in the next world.  It was your child Eagle who carried her up
there.  If you wait, I will take you after her to the same place."  It was Spider Grandmother.  Arrow Boy asked, "How can you take me?"  "I can take
you."  "All right; I am lonesome for my wife.  What shall I do?"  "Get on my back."  Spider Grandmother stretched her back and he got on.  "Don't open
your eyes," she told him.  When they were way up he opened them and exclaimed, "O grandmother, what a red light I see!"  "Grandson, you are
opening your eyes!"  She came down to Earth again.  "We will try again," she said, and she put Arrow Boy on her back and went straight up till she
came through the sky and arrived at the great rock.  When they were on the rock she said, "Open your eyes."  Two great snakes were beside him and
two hawks were flying above.  Spider Grandmother said, "Take this middle road and you will get to a village.  You will come to the house where my
sister lives.  She knows that you are coming and she will meet you."  He went on, and Spider's sister met him.  She said to him, "Are you coming?"  
"Yes; your sister brought me up."  "Your wife passed by on this road."  "Yes; that is the one I am looking for."  "Come with me and I will tell you where
your wife is."  They went along and she said to him, "In that village your wife is staying.  Go up one ladder and you will come to the upper house where
she is.  Don't worry too much about your wife; she is living here."

He went on to the village and went up into a house.  He stayed there.  The next day he went hunting and killed three turkeys and brought them in.  The
mother who lived in that house said, "Thank you, we shall need turkeys in the morning for our feast.  We shall get your wife so that she may the feast
with us.  She lives next door."  She went for his wife.  She did not know that her husband was there.  They hid him under a sheepskin.  When she came
in they brought out flat breads, and paper bread with pepper relish, and a bowl of turkey soup, and set them before her.  While she was eating, she
remembered all about her life with Arrow Boy in the other world.  She said, "Oh how often I used to eat turkey soup when I lived in the other world
with Arrow Boy."  Arrow Boy was listening under the sheepskin.  He said, "Would you like to have that life over again now?"  She looked in every
direction.  There was nobody in the room.  She got up and looked, then she said, "I wonder who was speaking."  She went to the pile of sheepskin.  
There she found Arrow Boy.  She pulled him out and hugged him and cried for joy.  So they met again.  Arrow Boy found his wife, and she her

They went out and in the middle of the plaza was Gawi'ma who began to dance and sing:

Gawi'ma, Gawi'ma, Gawi'ma, Gawi'ma,
Arrow Boy has met his wife again,
Gawi'ma, Gawi'ma. Gawi'ma, Gawi'ma,

The people who lived in that village said, "What is he singing about?  Who has gotten his wife back?"  But he kept on singing--

Gawi'ma, Gawi'ma, Gawi'ma. Gawi'ma,
Arrow Boy has met his wife again,
Gawi'ma, Gawi'ma, Gawi'ma, Gawi'ma.

The mother of that house said to Arrow Boy, "Take these two turkeys that we saved from those you brought to us, and go to Gawi'ma and pay him for
finding your wife."  So he took the turkeys and paid them to Gawi'ma for finding his wife, and he went off carrying the two turkeys on his back and
jumping and singing the same song.
Arrow Boy Triumphs Over His Mockers

A Cochiti Legend
In Cochiti the cacique had an only boy ("grandson probably").  He never went out.  He didn't know the country, nor how to hunt.  He only knew how
to sing.  The other young men were jealous because he had so many lovers, because he always stayed in the pueblo and wore good clothes and sang to
the girls.  At last the young men who were hunters decided to put it before Masewa.  They said, "Let us hunt deer and put the cacique's boy in charge
and see where he will lead us."  Masewa listened to them and agreed to their plan.  They were to put the boy in command of the party to find out how he
would manage, and where he would take them.  They sent for Arrow Boy to go to Masewa, and when he came, Masewa told him that he had chosen
him to, take charge of the deer hunt and he must choose the direction in which they should go; he was the one to decide.

Arrow Boy accepted gladly; he did not know they were mocking him.  He said, "All right, Masewa.  Tell the boys to make all their preparations and
have bows and arrows ready.  In four days I will decide which direction we shall take.  I will ask our Mother to choose the place and arrange the hunt."

For four days he asked our Mother that the hunt should be successful; that there should be no trouble with the men and no trouble with the game; that
he should manage his party well.  For four nights the other young men met together and laughed about how Arrow Boy would manage his hunting
party.  They said, "He will get over singing to the girls around the village; he'll see he has to be a man."

The day came when they were to go.  Arrow Boy dressed himself for the hunt.  He came out and made proclamation (in three places) to notify the
hunters that it was time to start for the hunt.  He told them to go to the north.  He would be waiting for them there.  He went to Masewa to ask for his
guard.  Masewa gave him his guard and they went ahead of the others to the north.  When they got to the meeting place he had appointed, they waited
for the hunters.  In a little while the others arrived and he led them farther to the north.  He selected the mouth of a canyon in which to pitch their camp
for the night.  Early in the morning Arrow Boy rose and told the rest to pack up their loads and go farther into the canyon.  There he would assign
their stations for the hunt.

When they came to the place he had appointed he stood before them all and said, "Masewa has given authority into my hands for these days.  
Everybody shall carry out every direction.  If we work together, our Mother will help us for I have asked her that she should give much game during
these days to feed her people."  When he had finished he separated the hunters into two parties.  He put leaders in charge of each party and assigned to
the men their positions.  The two parties followed opposite sides of the canyon and when they came together, they drove game directly toward Arrow
Boy and his guard who stood waiting at the starting place.  When everything was ready Arrow Boy said to his guard, "Deer are coming and whether
they want to or not, they must come through this pass.  Shoot as many as you can; some will fall right here, others you will wound and will have to
follow until they fall."  Those of his guard who were against him said, "He thinks he knows, and he has never hunted before!"  Those who were for him
said, "He has supernatural power."

When the two parties came together, they started toward the boy and his guard.  At first they started mountain goats, but farther on, herds of deer.  At
every trail out of the canyon they had stationed men so that no game could escape.  The animals tried to get out but these men who were guarding the
trails turned them back, killing a few.  All kinds of game were running together now and they drew close to where Arrow Boy and his guard were.  
Near an opening of the canyon they started wild turkeys and quails (in olden times quails flew only once).  The game went straight to where Arrow
Boy and the old hunters (his guard) were standing.  Ahead came the turkeys; the deer and the mountain goats hugged the sides of the canyon.  They
had a good day and they got much game; very few escaped.  The hunters from up the canyon pressed close upon the game and made them go through
the narrow pass of the canyon.  The mountain goats went first.  The guard killed them.  All the deer followed and they killed those.  Where there were
trails out of the canyon there the hunters had killed, too.  They had plenty of game.

The hunters who had mocked the boy got nothing, the old hunters who had had faith in him killed many, and Arrow Boy killed most of all.  When they
had gathered together all the game those who had mocked him hid away and went home by another direction.  The rest of the hunters came into the
pueblo with their game and divided it according to custom.

The people of the pueblo talked about the hunt.  They mocked those who had mocked Arrow Boy.  People said it was not right to make fun of him.  They
praised him and he was set aside by his grandfather to be initiated into the Flint Society.  From that time on he always brought good counsels to his
people and he grew continually in power.  When his grandfather died, he became a cacique.  This is what the mockers planned against Arrow Boy.  
Arrow Boy's Son

A Cochiti Legend
Arrow Boy was hunting in the north.  He found two girls sitting together.  Arrow Boy said, "Are you girls here, sitting?"  "Yes; we are sitting.  Where
do you come from?"  "I am hunting around here, and happened to come in this direction."  The girls said, "Come and sit beside us."  "Where is your
home?"  "Up on a cliff."  Arrow Boy said,k "But I can't climb a cliff.  How will I get up there?"  "Oh, you will get up some way."  "But I don't see how I
can climb."  "We will take you up."  "What if you should drop me?"  "No, Arrow Boy, we won't drop you."  The elder sister said to Arrow Boy, "Sit on
my shoulder."  He sat and she tried to fly.  She wasn't able to lift him.  She said to her younger sister, "Hold Arrow Boy on my shoulder and help me."  
"You are not strong enough to carry him."  "Yes; I am strong enough."  They got ready.  They said, "Shut your eyes, Arrow Boy."  He shut his eyes and
they flew up.  They got to the top of the cliff.  "Open your eyes."  He looked and he was sitting under a porch.  The elder sister said, "We are all alone.  
Our father and mother are off hunting buffalo."

Pretty soon the girls heard a noise.  "I think our father and mother are getting back."  They told Arrow Boy to be careful and they hid him.  They saw
their father coming carrying a buffalo.  The girls set out the food.  As they were eating the younger sister said, "Father!  Father!"  The elder sister poked
her with her elbow and she stopped eating.  Again the younger sister said, "Father!  Father!"  The elder sister poked her and she stopped talking.  The
father noticed.  "What has happened while we were gone?" he said.  "What wrong did you do?"

At last the younger said, "It wasn't I.  It was my elder sister.  She brought Arrow Boy to our cliff."  The father said, "How is it you got him up safely?"  
"She brought him up on her shoulder."  The father said, "Bring him out.  Do not be afraid."  As soon as the father called him he came out from under the
buffalo skin lying on the floor.  They gave him a stool and told him:  "Eat with us."  The father said, "My daughters are mischievous and they might
have hurt you bringing you up the cliff.  Do not be afraid of any danger here in our house.  You are welcome to stay with us.  Where were you when
they found you?"  "I was hunting in this country.  I came across your daughters sitting under a tree.  They invited me to come to their house, and
brought me up."  "You are welcome as long as you wish to stay.  You may hunt in any direction from here."  Arrow Boy was happy that they had
received him with all their hearts.  Whenever he wished to hunt they took him down the cliff and brought him back.  He married the two girls and he
never went back to the pueblo.

At last the elder sister was about to have a child.  A little boy was born to Arrow Boy.  Arrow Boy went hunting big game, antelope and elk, in order to
provide for his child.  At last Arrow Boy said to his wife, "Grind meal very fine, finer than anyone has ever ground it.  If you grind it very fine we shall
be married forever."  So, when Arrow Boy went out hunting, his wife got the flour ready.  Her younger sister said, "Shall I help you?"  They ground
together.  "Is this fine enough?" she asked.  The elder answered, "Throw it against the side of the grinding stone and if it sticks we will call it fine
enough."  They threw it against the sides and at last it began to stick.  They said, "Now it is as Arrow Boy wanted it ground."  The elder girl said, "We
have ground the meal very fine.  It think it is as fine as you wanted."  Arrow Boy said, "I will tell my father and mother (in-law) that we are returning
to my home.  Take this meal for us to eat on our journey."

So, Arrow Boy was going to take his wife and child back to the pueblo.  Arrow Boy told his father-in-law and mother-in-law, "I am going to take my
wife and child to my house."  The father said, "It is your family.  You are the head.  Take them where you wish, but we shall always wait for you here,
and if at any time you wish to return you are welcome.  Always provide for your family as well as you can."

They started off.  They came to the pueblo and lived there happily and the boy grew to be a man and had the power of the eagles.  The girl joined the
pueblo people and lived there all her life.
Cochiti Legends