See the rainbow brightly decked and painted!
Now the swallow bringeth glad news to your corn…
- Zuni corn-grinding song
The rainbow, with its auspicious blending of colors, is the harbinger of good fortune in many cultures. This is especially true of the native tribes in the rain-starved areas of the American southwest.
It’s the rainbow-like blending of cultures – native American, Spanish and Anglo-American – that enhances the “land of enchantment,” the state of New Mexico.