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The Hookooeko of Nicasio and Tomales Bay say:

Pe-tān'-yah the Lizard with blue sides 29 lives everywhere in the rocks and hills and woods. When he hears a loud noise he talks back. This is Si-yu-kā-i the Echo; it is Pe-tān'-yah talking back.

The Olayome of Putah Creek say:

Loo-te'-nek'-kah the Echo is Pe-tā'-le the blue-sided Lizard talking back.

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The Olamentko of Bodega Bay say:

The Echo is Sah-kah'-te talking back.


224:29 The blue-sided lizard meant is Sceloporus occidentalis, a common species in the coast region of California.

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