There is a very pertinent quotation from The Way to Rainy Mountain that has to do with these "activities" you speak of at Momaday's grandmother's house. From this quotation, readers can certainly connect the Kiowa's "vanishing way of life" with prayer:
I see my grandmother in the several postures that were peculiar to her: standing at the wood stove on a winter morning . . . sitting at the south window, bent above her beadwork . . . going out upon a cane, very slowly as she did when the weight of age came upon her; praying. I remember her most often at prayer.
This quotation is extremely important because it connects Momaday's grandmother directly to...
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