This figure also was shown to me by the same two Navaho girls, at the St. Louis Exposition, in November, 1904. An example of the finished pattern collected by Mr. Culin at St. Michael's Mission, Arizona, and preserved in the Philadelphia Free Museum of Science and Art (No. 22721) is labelled Nashoi-dichizhi = a Lizard. At Grand Canyon, Arizona, I saw a Navaho Indian form the "Lizard"; he secured the results of the First movement, however, by simply exchanging the index loops after the "Bow" Opening.
String Figure Notation (SFN)
OA: re T: T mu-pu LN (reverse NO)
lF mo-pu rFN, rF mo-pu lbFN (tr FN)
T mu-pu FN: move XS to r side of figure
F mo-th tTN pu-pt bfTS
MR mu-th bTN gr-pt tnTS, ht
re T, P ma-ex
If you do not keep the head of the "Lizard" small by following carefully the First movement you will find that the finished figure differs from the preceding "Twin Stars" figure, only by having the central cross strings looped around each other.