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  Native American Woman of Durango
by Sage Sweetwater
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Adapted to the Jett Durango TV Series by Sage Sweetwater

I awoke to a
cold ground blizzard,
the chill factor well below
zero, the traders had made
trips to the woodpile, the warmth
of the crackling fire thawed my eyelids, 
I saw her on traders row in the San Juan,

kokanee salmon lying
on her table, Jim Bridger,
the first white man to set eyes
on her, stopped his wagon filled
with gunpowder, balls, flints, bear
traps, and whiskey, asks Kit Carson,
who she is.  Bridger takes off his beaver
hat, turns it up, throws inside it a bottle of
whiskey and sets it on her table, "Raise a little
Cain, Animas River Woman of Durango," he said,
picked up one of her kokanee salmon and walked
off to his wagon for a cast-iron skillet and cooked
his fish trade over the crackling fire,

The buckskin tipis
weaved through the vertical
trunks of the tightly-packed dog-hair
lodgepole, the sounds are intimate, the
grunts and snorts of the elk where rut has
come, the ground near the Animas river muddy
with elk prints, the big bull tearing up the sod with
his antlers, I make my way to Animas River Woman
of Durango before the men get to her in rut season,

I set my bubbling
cauldron of homemade
soup and a special flint on
her table, and picked up one
of her kokanee salmon, "Raise
a little Cain, Animas River Woman
of Durango," I say, Jim Bridger I laid
eyes on her first, you see, it's all how you
do your trading and your priorities, the errant
tomahawk sliced my trade fish I am holding, Kit
Carson's throw way off course in the men's
competition trader's row games, black powder
shooting, bow and arrow, trap setting, skillet throwing,
and the like,

"bring the whiskey, 
Animas River Woman of
Durango," I motion her to my
tipi not about to find myself empty
handed after months of isolation and
hardship, I demonstrate my primitive
fire starting technique, our rendezvous
hot, the flint scintillating our naked flesh,

Mesa Verde cliffdwellers
arrive with their pots, a very
welcome sight on trader's row,
Jim Bridger offers Animas River
Woman of Durango and I, Sweetwater,
a hand in taking down our tipis and took us
off in his wagon journeying on to the The Four
Corners through Ignacio, Cortez, and Mesa Verde
where we met Stone Creek Woman who pointed up
to a bird in the sky and said, "It is up to the pinon jay 
where to fly next, but there is no reason not to observe
its flight."

Copyright 2006 Ms. Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist

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Reviewed by Jon Willey 7/20/2010
Sage, I know the Animas as a friend. The cliff dwellers of Mesa Verde made music in the hollows of the hillsides. Francisco's Cantina is where long ago I sated on refried beans, rice and Coronas. The Red Lion my home for a week. The Animas knows the Stone Creek women and the cry of the eagle. In Durango I wrote of death. Your rendering set my mind to remembering those lovely times when Cortez burned with August' heat and Silverton beckoned me to the ride rails there. The Four Corners shuttered with thunder and lightning from the mountains. This is a fine rendering that is very special to me. I will reread and recall it often my friend. May joy, peace and love be integral with your every day. Jon Michael
Reviewed by D Johnson 7/17/2010
Jim Bridger? Can't tell you how many JB stories I read as a kid... Great story.

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 7/15/2010
This is simply breathtaking, both your words and the music...I am feeling Karena again thanks to you,my dear Sage. We are kindred spirits I believe we have met during the days of your Native American Woman of Durango...
Another epic write from the master of the west.

Much peace love and light, dear heart,
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 7/14/2010
A pick up line for the ages, so long as your knife is sharp and tomahawk in balance. Patrick
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/13/2010
Your wonderfully evocative atmosphere is a far cry from the Telluride of today, Sage, and yet I'm immediately transported back there and am again swinging in that cable car high into the new ski resort with Butch Cassidy sitting opposite me... before he met Sundance, that is!! Go figure??!! Apart from that, I am TOTALLY besotted with the blues guitar of darlin Joe Bonamassa whose instrumental "Durango" is to die for. Chuck in his glorious "India-Mountain Time" which AGAIN takes me on the journey from Moab up to Colorado and I'm amazed I never quite stumbled across NAW's tipi while I was there... and gives me one helluva reason to come back (as if I needed one!) Make sure there's a cauldron of steaming hot water on the fire and I'll bring me bags of Earl Grey... xxx
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/12/2010
History, as indeed does everything else, sparkles in your mind and hands, Sage, and in their transmission of words to us. How fine this is as a piece of writing!

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 7/12/2010
Extremely vivid imagery. Everytime I read you I appreciate you more.

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 7/12/2010
Saved by the claws of an eagle, your trading skills intense, a gifted pen you have and sage. Hugs! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/12/2010
Very beautiful write, Sage; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/12/2010
beautifully visual-well done!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/12/2010
I can so easily envision each scene you painted in this work Sage and it's natural sexual dancing between the two that led to the flint's strike inside the teeppee. Well done...
Reviewed by Paul Judges 7/12/2010
A very well crafted poem, Sage
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 7/11/2010
Worthy words, a steamy mixture of passion and wisdom!

Have respect for unpredictable endeavors, live life to the fullest, and it is best to observe without trying to interfere ~ warm waters here?
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 7/11/2010
You move sensually & invite arousals touch
each stanza of this story so visually claiming
and marking trails in the wild west
or rather exposing the trails...
Rutting & grunting
looking for your trading post & tipi
Tiger Lilies & Ginger Roots
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/11/2010

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