“Faith Keeper” Guards Native American Songs, Knowledge

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 22, 2004   View Article

When Patrick Orozco was a young boy, his grandmother Rose Rios taught him a song about a Native American man from a village called Cupakuwa who fell in love with a woman from another village known as Rumsen.

The couple met at a river between their homes. Those villages lie in the coastal region of what is now northern California.

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