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  • Interview 5, 'A Story about Pumi and Yi' 

    Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-11)
    The relationship between Yi and Pumi is described. The speaker narrates a story starting that the Pumi were once more powerful than the Yi, who worked for the Pumi. The story also describes how the Yi came to live where ...
  • Interview 2, 'The History of the Baxi Clan' 

    Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-11)
    The Baxi Clan first lived in Mianmian and moved to Wangjiagou Village four generations ago. The Baxi Clan came from a place where crows were white and had no feathers. Baxi got its name because the founder of the clan hid ...
  • Interview 3, 'The History of the Sengti Clan' 

    Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-11)
    The speaker states that the founder of the Sengti Clan in Wangjiagou Village was called Guadada. He came as a groom to the village and was also a hangui, a knowledgeable ritual specialist. There have been four generations ...
  • Interview 10, 'Mountain God Sacrifice and Soul-calling Rituals' 

    Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-12)
    This file describes how every family has a holy tree used for sacrifices to the local mountain god. When a family member is ill, they take a bowl of goat’s milk, and call back the patient’s soul from under the tree. The ...

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