My Mountain — Owens Valley Paiute

I saw Birch Mountain in a dream when I was young. since then I knew the mountain would protect me. I could call on it to be healed from illness, to be successful in hunting, and to let me live a long life. Like the mountain, I could carry a heavy load. The mountain shared with me its power, its deer, and its mountain sheep, and I shared its gifts with the people of my village.