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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Study Guide Chapter 102, Pohaha Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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The legend of Pohaha is based on an actual woman of the Cottonwood Clan of the Pueblo people. Pohaha is a girl that does not like to stay home and help with the womanly chores, but instead enjoys playing as the boys do. Her uncles tease her for this. At 19 years of age, Pohaha refuses to marry and settle down, preferring to roam the woods and hunt. An enemy raids the Cottonwood Clan and Pohaha's uncles joke that she should help to drive out the enemy. Pohaha accepts the challenge, leading the men into battle. Before she enters into battle, Pohaha lifts her skirt so that the enemy can see that she is a woman. The raiders are defeated and Pohaha leads the joyous men back to their home. A great feast and celebration is held for the defenders of the village. The...

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