"'Hosisipa' comes from Isleta Pueblo where my 3rd grade Native American Tewa music students learned the song and playing a rock passing game with it!

We play the game to this song, getting faster and faster until the game falls apart. In my class, I use baby shoes instead of rocks (you should see the 5th grade boys coo over the tiny sneakers).

As far as I know, 'hosisipa' are not real words but are 'vocables'." –Holly Deuel Gilster

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"I am submitting a recording of "Hosisipa" to your website. It comes from Isleta Pueblo where my 3rd grade Native American Tewa music students learned the song and playing a rock passing game with it!

I wanted to send a recording of Native American children singing it (although we are from the Isleta Pueblo Elementary in NM). I thought you would like an authentic recording " –Holly Deuel Gilster

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Thanks to Holly Deuel Gilster for sharing the recording!

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Thanks for Holly Deuel Gilster for sharing this song!