Mary Hunter Austin was an American writer of fiction and non-fiction. A 1950 edition of her work The Land of Little Rain and a 1977 edition of Taos Pueblo both had photographs by Ansel Adams. Nine years after her death she became the namesake of a World War II Liberty ship, the SS Mary Austin.
- “The Story of Little Tavwots”
- This Indian legend explains the size of rabbits. A rabbit named Tavwots caught the sun in his snare and had to release him. However, he melted to a quarter of his size with the exception of his feet.
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