XML version dated October 24, 2012. © Douglas R. Parks, Indiana University.

Wituksítat rakuuturiísaata .
There was a village a big camp .
Ruurii’ahucíksa cahiksícahiks i’ahiciiraáhisa
That is how they used to be Indians our being there
rakuutuhtakípiitit .
to be gathered in a village .
Raaruukarawituksuriíwa   kíci wituksituhwiwaáhat tiraakítaahku .
They did not just go around , but there were various villages this tribe .


Aáka   tihaáahaaku piíta .
Oh , here he lived a man .
Witiisá’a Riitáhkac Rariisaáru .
He was named Eagle Chief .
Tiraahku Riitáhkac Rariisaáru hi aharúhku cápaat .
This Eagle Chief and he had a woman .
Raariwiícu’ kuuhattakúksa cuúraki   cirú cuúraki rakú’u .
Just now he got married to her a young girl , yet a young girl to be .
Uu   witikuskítawi’ .
Oh , she was beautiful .
Iraáku cuúraki ruutiiriítat ikituú’u aharariíwaa’at riisaáru’
This girl this village all they were looking at her the chief
irarúhku cápaat .
that of his woman .
Hi tíraaku cápaat witaahwáku’ iriirahkuwícka’a rakuúta  
And this woman she would say whatever she wanted to be ,
kítuu’u’ cápaat wititiiracákipu hi riitaruuhaawí’uu’a
all the women they all would gather and they would incline her way
iriiraáhkuwaaka hi   Círu titatuuhaákarista     tiraraahuúriki
what she said and ' Yet we are going to do this , " these ways
ahikstaarahkawaakaruukusuku a ahicikstaáwuusuku rákis a
when they used to plant gardens and when they used to go after wood and
ahicikstaáwariihusuku tiratawaawiiruutiku riwáharit a kísuc .
when they went after things these that grow on (trees) plums and grapes .


Ráwa tíraaku piíta witaruuraapírihuu’ tíraaku cápaat .
Now this man he loved her this woman .
Witikuskítawi’ .
She was beautiful .


Hi ahawáku’ ásku irikuuhásaku’ iraáku cápaat     Ruu
And she said one whatever day it was that woman : ' There
cirú tatuuhattaáhuhta rákis .
yet we are going to go after it wood .
 
"


Witiícikstaawariihusuuku’ rákis kaciíharaaku’ ruu
They used to gather wood on foot there
iwiraraáhka’iispu ríhkuuhaata rákis .
when they were going into the woods their going after it wood .
Witiirarahúhkaru’ ruurakuciraauu’a rakuracákuska .
They made bundles of them to be enough for one to carry it on her back .


Ráwa ruu’iwirárahka’iisata hirú witaahwáku’ iraáku cápaat
Now when they went into the woods then she would say this one woman
    kaakiíraaki .
: ' Don't be long .
Hi kici wirastattahka’iíspara hi rihúksu táku’
And but when you (pl) go into the timber and only someone
ríkaksa tirataraapaáriki riwiruhaara’íhku’ wískucu’ ruuraakuúraraa
if she calls these of us that means quickly for you to come
racakukurattacákipiitit hi askuruúrit itaraakaspaátasiiku’ hirú
for us to gather together and together we'll start out there
irirataraakítat .
where our camp is .
 
"


Ráwa wiraarahka’iisat hi taahwáku’ cápaat    
Now they would go into the woods and she would say the woman : '
Ráwa iriirattaaka rihkuhaácikstawi .
Now what I said you be watchful .
 
"


Iraáriki cuúraki   aáka   iraáriki sikuuhaáruhku
That one young girl , oh , that one she had her
sirihkuriruuhaawiíwari   kíci kiikí ruútari’ kíci rihúksu’
for her to help her , and what is she doing but only
tuuhaáciksta irarahkawaáwari .
she watched out for them those going about in the woods .
Iriwisiriiharahúhkuska   hi caskií’it kuúharu’  
When they fixed a bundle for her , and a little she must have made it ,
ruu’ahawáku’     Táku’ rakuukaksa rakuracákipiitit cápaat .
then she said : ' Someone call out for them to gather the women .
 
"


Hi ahaarahkáwaa’ .
And they all came out of the woods .
Híru ahiíci’a kítuu’u’ .
Then they did it all .
Ahuuhaa’iirit kíra kítuu’ kára’   kítuu’u’ ráhkuuki .
She saw them that all were there , all for them to be .
Híru witaaraspaátasiiku’ .
Then they were starting out .


Ráwa tiiriiraturaa’iíwaati karuuraaraaríhi’ kícku kuhuuhaaruuru’
Now this that I am telling about once several there were times
rahkuúwu tirasaakariki .
their going this (ie one) day .
Witiwícka’ ahukspáttikusuku riisaáru’ i’aharúhku páttiku
He wanted the one who used to announce the chief that one he had a crier
  hi ahiwáku’     Kaasiwáttit   hi ispáku’    
, and he said : ' You must announce , and you'll say : `
Tirasaákariki cápaat wituksasá’ cuúraki Ctiwahárittaáku’ .
Today the woman now she is named the girl Plum Bush Woman .
    Iriwituksasá’ Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
' " That was her name Plum Bush Woman .
Wituuricuurakísuri .
She was a beautiful girl .


Kícku ahuúhaaráru’ rihkuúhaata rákis .
Several it numbered the times their going after wood .


Ráwa tiiriítat ráwa wiráhkuwaaka    
Now where this camp was now one would say : '
Witataraakitkaáka’ispusta .
We are going to go to the garden .
Witatuuhaákawaahihusta wirataakurattaárahkawaakaruku .
Now we are going to work our planting the garden .
 
"


Ráwa rii’ahirikstarihkuki raahárisu’ ráku’u ahikskaruukusuku
Now whatever they had hoes to be what they used to make
cahiksícahiks táraha’ kickaáhisu’ iwi’ahara’u raahárisu’  
Indians buffalo shoulder blade when he made it a hoe ,
taruúta rahkúra’u húraaru’ .
he would do it his making it the land .
Kícku kaakiiwákaahu’ kícku rakutkawiraruu’a   kici
Several one was not saying (ie meaning) several to be acres , but
súhuri’ ruurakuciraa’uu’a ruurakuraarahkawaakara’u .
near to be that way for one to plant (her garden) .
Hi ahikstárihkuki rákiriiku’ tiiriitat hi tiraarahkawaákaru’ .
And the ones they had seeds this camp and they planted them .


Kítuu’u’ wituuhaáciksta hi kici hawa iwiiraahwu táku’
Everything they watched them and but also when they would go some
taaruukáwi’at iruúki raáhikucu’ aharuurukspihat riísaaru’
they would go on the ridge those braves he had them the chief
ráku’u kítuu’u’ rakuuhaácikstawi .
to be all to watch them .
Ckára karaáhuriwa   kici akitaaruupiiru’ wituksakitaracirahpaápiku’
Alone they were not , but different tribes the tribes were around
cáhiks uúpiiru’ tiwiti’ahacikstikátawaawi .
people different when they fought one another .
Kítuu’u’ ruuwitiruuciíciksta   ráwa títaku íraraa’u
All they used to watch for one another , now here that way
kítuu’u’ tiruuhikatahihaahtaawaahaku hi íruuta rahkuwaáka  
all this year going around and that one going he would say :
  Kaawíwattit tiraáku titíwicka’ Ctiwaharittaáku’    
' You must announce this one I want this Plum Bush Woman : `
Ruuwitasuksuhuurattaaruucakacuhta .
Now you are to go swimming .
    Títaku ahawaahaku .
' " Here there was an island .
  Kísuc   aáka’a   kira kawiruurúciraa’u’ .
' Grapes , oh , let's see if they are alright .
Ráwa híru raaraaruucákacat .
Now then one can swim .
 
"


Hiru aharikatihaahtaawaahaku   hi tíhtaru’ kísuc
Then as the seasons went around , and they picked them grapes
wiraahkuwaaraasiki tirarikaa’iispaa’a a
when they were ripe when they were bringing them home and
rahkuraaruuciriíwa .
when they were swimming .
Ahiiruurukskiiraarawaahat huukiwihkahaaru’ rakutarahkisaawari
They used to have various creeks a sand bank for one to run around on
  aaka   cuurakuraáhiira .
, oh , its being so good .
Ráwa kítuu’u’ kísuc a riwáhari’ i’ahukstawaáwikuki
Now all the grapes and plums those that were growing on them
karuuraattíhit kici táhawaawaki rataraapakiíhu
they weren't the only ones but various fruits what we call
tiruhtahariwaarakuuki ákaaruc .
these that taste good cherries .
Ráwa kítuu’u’ rahiíra’ iriirakuraá’u rihkuraraspiíta pácuuka’
Now all further another one their going to look for them turnips
a íc ahikstuuwaakaruukusuuku’ .
and wild potatoes they used to dig them .


Ráwa títaku hawá ruuráraa’a irarikatihaaraarahu hi ri’ahuutari’
now here also the way coming that season coming and she did that
iraáku cápaat iriwitikítawi’ iraakítaahku .
that one woman she was the leader that band .
Aáka   kítuu’u’ siwitiiríructi’ .
Oh , all they esteemed her .


Ráwa ráhiira’ rihkuhuukahu cápaat     Iíka  
Now further when one came inside a woman : ' Oh ,
tiratuutiíriksa .
I am coming to see you .
Tatuuharuuwaa’ ásuuru’ a ráhkasii’u’ rahúrahki a
I am bringing them for you moccasins and a dress deer (skin) and
uukuúku’     a kítuu’u’ ahikstarihkuuki   aáru’  
leggings , " and everything whatever they had : elk tooth ,
a kítuu’u’   tákusu’   píckahuuru’   kítuu’u’ ráhiira’  
and all , earrings , cowry shell , all beyond ,
kítuu’u’ raahkuraawirariira’u .
completely its being decorated .
Kítuu’u’ ahikskawaakaruukusuku siwitiruutakuttit ctiisaáru’ íraaku .
All what they used to make they dressed her the princess that one .


Aáka   witariihaati’ iraáku Riitáhkac Rariisaaru riisaahkawí’u’ .
Oh , he liked it that one Eagle Chief the head chief .
Tíraaku piíta aharuuraapírihuu’ cápaat .
This one man he loved her the woman .
Kítuu’u’ siwitiítaciksta   haákawahcisu’ sirihkuuharahuuka
Everyone they watched her , food their bringing it into her
rahiíra’ rahkuhuúraa’u   a rahiíra’ rahkukára’u tápaharus
sometimes one making mush , or sometimes one making it pemmican
  a taákaski rihkúrahuuka   a rahiíra’ táku’
, or dried meat her bring it in , or sometimes someone
raahkukspaariísata rahúrahki .
when he would go hunting deer .
Kutaaraáhuraas kítuu’u’ ahikspaawaákuuki   rahúrahki a
He would find something all what they used to eat , deer or
páh   kítuu’u’ ahiciksasawaawuhu   rahiíra’ rakúcukstaarawuhu
elk , all what they used to trap , sometimes when he went fishing
káciiki ráhiira’ rihkurarahuuku a rahiíra’
fish sometimes when he would bring them in or beyond
rihkurarahuuka kítuks   hi ahikspaawaákuuki .
when he would bring them in beavers , and what they used to eat .


Ráwa i’ahicikskaaruruuki ákitaaru’ ti’ahiitat   iíka   cahiksícahiks
Now that which they ate the tribe this village , oh , Indians
táku’ kararakuuwari cahíkstaaka kici cahiksícahiks a
there was none around whitemen but Indians and
iriikitaariki kici iraakítaahku .
those (other) tribes but that band .


Ráwa ruutiwiruútasitiku wirakuhuraarawicpu   hi ahawáku’
Now as it was happening when it reached that time , and she said
íraaku cápaat     Wiruutiiraawi’u’ rákis ratihkurattaruuwahu .
that woman : ' It is now the time wood for us to gather .
  Raawiitakaaraahisu’ kukuusucikaahuraarasítit   kici
" All at once the weather might change , but
wiruutiruurihtataruc rákis .
they have it piled beside (their dwelling) wood .


Ráwa hiru ahiwattit pattíku     Iriwititaraárikaahu’
Now then he announced the crier : ' She is telling this
Ctiwaharittaáku’     Tirasaákariki iriwitísaku’ ráku’u rákis
Plum Bush Woman : ` Today this is the day to be wood
rasihkurattaruuwaa’ .
for you all to bring it .
Wískucu’ =. Hi ruuwititiiruuhuhwícta’ =.    
Hurry ! And ready yourselves ! ' "


Hi wi’ahuutari’ i’ahawattikusa .
And he was doing it while he walked crying out .
Istú tihuúkat .
Again he came in .


Ráwa karawitiíraakii cápaat iraahwíca rakuhaastaraaha
Now it was not long the woman when she would return her having ropes
  ahiksaástaraahu rakúkaruuci rákis .
, their bringing ropes to put in them wood .
Taaraciíriwis wirihkuracákipuha rákis .
They would pack them on the back when they gathered it wood .
Istú ruutiiraára’ .
Back then they came .
Hiru ístu iririítari’ irarahka’iispu .
Then again they were doing it their going into the woods .
Aáka’   witúraahi iriirakúraa’u   rákis i’ahiiraruuwáhu .
Oh , it was good that way , wood their bringing it .
Hi witihiirikiraawariku’   háwa raakuhiisa háwa tiiraara’ .
And they were hurrying , also when morning came also they came .
Witiiruuhaat .
They went after it .


Háwa ruuiriirahuraarawicpu ráwa iriwirihtawaawaakaru’
Also there where they go to the spot now they picked all of them there
kítuu’u’ iriiwirihtawaawaakará’u   kítuu’u’ iriwirihraatakipaapuhu
everything their picking all of them , everything their gathering them
kítuu’u’ haákawahcisu’ .
all the food .
Iriwi’aharaatiihat ahiruurukskiihaaracawikuuki .
It was the end of the way when we had all the dances .


Hítaku taahwáku’   cápaat tiwáku’     Ctiwaharittaáku’  
Another she would say , a woman she said : ' Plum Bush Woman ,
ciru sitatutkaahista   a ciru riitarattahkaahista .
yet we are going to dance for you , and yet we are all going to dance .
 
"


Iriirakúraa’u haákawahcisu’ tiiruutawa iwiriraatakipaapuha
Whatever it was food they all cooked after they had gathered them
rihkukstaarahkawaakara’u   kítuu’u’ cíkstit rahkuúta
what they had planted , everything well its being
rakuraatakawaahat .
to be plentiful .
Aáka   a witaaraatari’ic iriiriítat .
Oh , and they would dance fast (in) that village .


Hi ahasakú’ hi ahawáku’     Witatuutattaáwusta .
And it was a day and she said : ' We are going to go after it .
Kira kustiriihaattara’ .
I think I will go after poles .
  Tuhkaahuraarari’ .
" The weather is changing .
Tiraahúraari’ rakuckakatiriitit .
They were to be used on the ground to get cloudy .


Hi ahihwáki’     Ráwa iraáku pattíku hi ístu hawá
And they said : ' Now that crier and again also
ahiwáttit iriirattaakahu     Ctiwaharittaaka hawa tiwícka’
he'll announce what I am saying : ` Plum Bush Woman also she wants
rakuuhaatta rákis .
to go after poles wood .
Wituhkaahuraarari’   raakuucuuwahístarit  
The weather is changing , its looking like it is going to rain ,
raakuupiciihi’aaristarit .
its looking like it is going to become cold .
Witiihuraárawicpu .
The season is arriving .
Wískucu’   ruutaarahwaa’ .
Hurry , you must come .
   
' "


Hiru ahiraárat .
Then they went .
Karawitiíraakii hi aharacakipiitit .
It was not long and they gathered .
Hiru ahirahka’iísat .
Then they went into the woods .
Kítuu’u’ witiihaáciksta .
All they were watching .
Irawaáriki wititiítaciksta .
Those they watched out for themselves .
Aáka   ruu’iriwiraarahká’iispu
Oh , then when they were going into the woods
iraarahka’iísata   títaku witiháhuraahku .
when they went into the woods , here there was a stand of woods .
Caskií’it ruurihiíra’ witikahuraahkícuucis .
A little further it was thick woods .
Aáka   tihaaahaá’ .
Oh , here she came .
Ráwa Ctiwaharittaáku’ ahawáku’     Títaku
Now Plum Bush Woman she said : ' Here
iriwitataraapaa’uuriíriksta .
we are going to stop here .
Ráwa ruukaasirattahka’iisat .
Now you must go into the woods .
Kariíriiraakii =.  
Don't be long ! "


Ráwa tíraariki ahiksaástaraaha   hasíckariitu‘   a
Now this one the ropes they had , rawhide ropes , and
witaahaaktiikictawarit .
she ropes a limb .
Aáka’   witariruúhiwa rákis tiraáriki Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
Oh , she had good ones wood this one Plum Bush Woman .
Siihiiháhkariipu ruurakuuciraa’uu’a kararakuuriciisata
They tied the wood that it be just enough for her not to get tired
raakuracárisu .
its being heavy .
Tihírawaariki siihiihárihku’ íhtat .
These others they carried them for her some .


Ráwa iwirawaáriki     Ráwa kustuuhuúraapu’ .
Now when they stood : ' Now we will go now .
 
"


Hi wi’ahaárahwaahu’ .
And now they were coming .
Íhtat ciru ikararaarahwaahu .
Some yet those were not coming .
Hi iriikuuhu’ ahawáku’     Títaku tiírit cápaat .
And whoever it was she said : ' Here she stands a woman .
Hi riiwákaahu’     Táticka’ ratkuútiirit Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
And she is saying : ` I want for me to see her Plum Bush Woman .
Hìì   táticka’ ratihkuhaarikaa iriiratiihaarikaahistarit .
Hey , I want for me to tell her what I am going to tell her .
Karuuráwactaahi kítuu’u’ aastaákatkuku   kici haá’ ckára
It would not be good all if you were to hear it , but yes alone
a itiihaárikaa .
and I'll tell her .
Híru sukstaattacírahpiraahat iráhaapi =.    
Then you (pl) all go around it that tree ! ' "


Ráwa hi ahá’at Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
Now and she went Plum Bush Woman .
  Kaákatu’ .
' Let's see .
 
"


Hi ahaá’ cápaat hi ahawáku’     Aáka  
And she came the woman and she said : ' Oh ,
Ctiwaharittaáku’   iriwitasuuricuurakísuri .
Plum Bush Woman , you are a beautiful girl .
Ráwa rawitasaruuhaa’u’ Riítahkac Rariisaáru raakuutahuksku a
Now it is no wonder Eagle Chief that he is holding you and
raáhuriitat raakuucikstiíhuru kítuu’u’ .
always that he is thinking about you entirely .
A kutuú kusikara’aasiriiraaku a raaruutúraahi .
And it seems that you (du) do not have any problems and it is just good .
Ráwa kaákatu’ .
Now let's see .
Kutuú raakuracárisu tíraruuci rákis .
It seems to be heavy this (load) wood .
Ráwa   kaákii’ .
Now , no .
Witisuksaspaara’uc =. Hi cíkstit títaku riituctariípu tirahaasta
Lay down on your back ! And well here I'll tie it this rope
hasíckariitu’ .
rawhide rope .
Aáka   hiru ituúcikstaruurikut   hiru isiriíwaata’ .
Oh , then I'll catch your hands , then you'll arise .
 
"


Iíka’   irii’ahuúta cápaat .
Oh , she did that the woman .
Iwiwitii’ahuúca Ctiwarittaáku’   aáka   iriikuuhuutasítit  
When she lay down Plum Bush Woman , oh , whatever happened ,
i’ahaariki cápaat iwirikutí’ ahihwakiíhu ctuú’ .
that one woman that was the one what they call a witch .
Ctuú’ iriwiríkutí iraáriki .
A witch that was the one that one .


Hiru ahiwáku’ iraáriki ctuú’     Ki’iskuutiírit cíkstit =. Aáka  
Then she said that one witch : ' Look at me well ! Oh ,
iriwitás .
you are the one .
Ku’aatahaakakitus casiíri iriít cápaat .
I wish I might kiss you even I am that a woman .
Aáka   iriíticka’ .
Oh , I want that .
 
"


Aáka   rihúksu’ witihurahwiitit raku’u rihkuhaakakituusi hi
Oh , only she stooped over that it be for her to kiss her and
ahihwáru .
she blew on her .
Aáka   iriikuuhuutasitit   aáka   iriirawícka’ .
Oh , whatever happened , oh , she wanted that .
Ráwa iraáriki ctuú’ hi ahakaát iraáku  
Now that one witch and she went inside (her body) that one ,
ruurikuhiíwarit Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
then she threw her out Plum Bush Woman .
Iraáku rihúksu’ wití’ káruusu’ .
That one only it was a sack .
Iraáku Ctiwaharittaaku’ ruuriikuuhiirawika’i   kíriku’
That Plum Bush Woman she threw her in wherever it was , perhaps
ruu’irakiícuhat rihkuuwiha’iira .
that creek there when she threw her in the water .
Ráwa íraaku ctuú’ irihi’ahakaát iraáku káruusu’
Now that witch she went in that other one that sack
Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
Plum Bush Woman .


Aáka   hi ahaarahwica’ cápaat .
Oh , and they came back the women .


  Aáka   kiíki ruú’ut =.  
' Oh , what happened ? "


  Aáka   iriwitarácaris .
' Oh , this is heavy .
 
"


Hiru ahiriírauuwa caskí’it .
Then they took off some .
Hiru si’ahiiwáhaa’a .
Then they lifted her up .


  Ráwa   wískucu’ =. Ruutataaraápusta .
' Now , hurry ! We are going to go .
 
"


Hiru ahíwu’ .
Then they were going .
Kítuu’u’ wirarahwica   kítuu’u’ witiihaa’iirit .
All when they returned , everyone they saw it .
Ráwa kítuu’u’ ahikaá’iispu’ .
Now all they were going home .


Hi ahawícat irii’ahákaawi .
And she went there where her home was .
  Aáka   wiraatatiriíriwiiku rákis .
' Oh , I now just have a pile of it wood .
Uúka   Riitáhkac Ráriisaaru   ka raskaáku =. Síksawacítiksa’ =.
Oh , Eagle Chief , are you inside ? Come out !
Aáka   a raakutikuriiciwactaawii’at =.  
Oh , and you should help me ! "


Riitáhkac Ráriisaaru ruu’ahiwícka’     Ká rikúru’
Eagle Chief then he thought : ' I wonder if it is she
Ctiwaharittaáku’ =. ka rikúru’ Ctiwaharittaaku’ ratirattaku’
Plum Bush Woman ? I wonder if it is she Plum Bush Woman my wife
=. A riíkariku .
? And it is her home .
 
"


Tiwáku’     Aáka’a   witásaruuta =.   Híru ahí’at
He said : ' Oh , why should you do it ? " Then he went
irii’ahukstaaraaha rakuutuurikut cápaat hi
the way he used to do to catch her the woman and
tiihuúkatahpa .
he took her in his arms .
Híru si’ahahuúpa hi risi’ahaáku .
Then they (du) went inside and they (du) were sitting there .


  Iíka   Riitáhkac Ráriisaaru   iriwitúraahi .
' Oh , Eagle Chief , that is good .
Tihaarikutiiraat hi riiracákipu rákis .
This one did not take long and they gathered that wood .
Rikutuuhaa’ páruhit ruuratiriiraákahu .
That is the reason quickly our coming back .
 
"


Ráwa iraraáriki kici ruuwitirahkaa’iisat .
Now those but then they went home .
A iraáku cústit ctuú’ iriwitiraaraspi’ rátkat
And that one old woman witch she wondered afterwards
iriirihkuutaristarit .
what they were going to do .


Íraaku Riitáhkac Ráriisaaru ahawáku’     Ctiwaharittaáku’  
That one Eagle Chief he said : ' Plum Bush Woman ,
kiíki wiruútasitit =. Witásaruuta .
what has happened to you ? You have become soft .
 
"


  Kariisúci’a raaruuraskuruúhuruku .
' Don't do it your just making me out to be .
Kaakií’ .
No .
Rikutát Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
I am the one Plum Bush Woman .
Ráwa tiriiratuuhaaríhku’ .
Now this is what I mean .
 
"


Hi rii’ahuúta   ahawáku’     Kiíki ctuurasuraahi ratkuhaakaara
And he did that : he said : ' What is the best way for us to do
=.  
? "


Cápaat irii’ahakaawihat iriisikuhiriitáwaahi     Iíka’a  
Women the ones who were inside the ones who helped her : ' Oh ,
cuú’at   kiíki raasaciks tiwiriiraawi’u rataakuucuksuhuuraákaara
daughter , what do you think at this time that we should do now
=.  
? "


Ráwa hiru ahiriíwaki’     Kuuharaariihac raakúrahkaahu .
Now then they said : ' She must have decided to dance .
 
"


Ráwa kici kuhiiruurukskiihaaracawi’ .
Now but they used to have different dances .
Hi iruu’ahíwu’ .
And then they went there .
Hi riruuahiwáku’     Kaasíwattit     Wískucu’  
And thereupon he said : ' You must announce : ` Hurry ,
kaasiriirattahwaa’ .
you (pl) must come .
Ctiwaharittaáku’ tiwícka’ raakuksuhuurahkaa cápaat .
Plum Bush Woman she wants that you (pl) dance now woman .
   
' "


Ráwa ti’ahuútasitit .
Now this happened .
Hiru tíraaku Riitáhkac Rariísaaru iriisi’ahaaku   hiru
Then this one Eagle Chief where they (du) sat , then
taárat iriirakuuriki piíta iriiráku’u .
she would go where he was standing man a different one .
Hi rikara’ahúci’ Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
And she had never done that Plum Bush Woman .
Hi si’ahakaa’iispa’ .
And they (du) went home .


Hiru ahiwáku’ Riitáhkac Ráriisaaru     Aáka’a   kiíki wiruútasitit
Then he said Eagle Chief : ' Oh , what has happened
=.  
? "


  Kukaakiikuútasitit .
' Nothing has happened to me .
 
"


Aáka’a   iwiraratkii’aara a riwitaáhca ctuú’
Oh , when it got dark and she would lie there witch
Riitáhkac Rariísaaru rihkurikirika’u .
Eagle Chief her keeping him awake .
Rihúksu’ a taruksitkasitit witiíhiisa’ .
Only and he would fall asleep (when) it was morning .


Ráwa Riitáhkac Rariísaaru ahawáku’     Kaasiwáku’   irásku
Now Eagle Chief he said : ' You must say , you there
páttiku   taasicahkaáhuhta hi riisaakasta
crier , you are to go through the village and you must tell them
Ctiwaharittaáku’ witiwícka’ tirasaákariki Riitahkactiísaru’
Plum Bush Woman he wants today Eagle Chief
sirihkuriitiirit tíraaku cápaat .
for them to see her this woman .
Iriikuhuút kúrakuuru irii’áruuta .
It is that way to be something what is doing .
 
"


Wituutakáksa’ kúraa’u’ .
He called them the doctors .
Kuraa’u ruu’ahiiciikaksa’ .
The doctors then he (the crier) called them .
Iika’a   hi ahaaraáruuka’ .
Oh , and they came inside .


  Wiskucu’   kuruu’asiriiraakaahu’ =.   Witíwicka’ ícaas
' Hurry , you must come in ! " He wanted the turtles
sirihkutkiritta’iíwara kíra kiíki wiruútasitit .
for them to examine her to see what is the matter .


Ahaaraáruuka’ .
They came inside .


Hi ahaáku Cústittawarit .
And she sat Old Woman Rat .
  Uuka’   hikiiri tiiwiiraá’ =. Iriikuha’u
' Oh , indeed what is coming in ? Whatever it is
kuuhiricawísta kukaaki’ sirihkuraáhurasi .
they are doing to doctor they cannot find out anything .
 
"


Ráwa tiriitari’ i’ahawaaka Riitáhkac Rariísaaru .
Now they did this what he said Eagle Chief .
Wituraáracihtis iwirawaaka   hi aharaciirahpiitit ícaas .
He was suspicious when he said it , and they encircled her the turtles .
Ruusihitkíriku hi ahawáku’     Riitáhkac Rariísaaru  
Then they looked at her and he said : ` Eagle Chief ,
kíra hítaku kúsaahu’ =. Kusikaakaahaáruraasu’ iriiráku’u rákuuta .
let another (group) come ! We cannot find anything what it is to be .
Kítuu’u’ wisitátutkiritta’iwa .
All we have examined her .
 
"


Ráwa iwiriiraaku ráwa tiwi’ahaahiísa   Riitáhkac Rariísaaru
Now this way here now the next day , Eagle Chief
witiwícka’ hawá rakuraarikiwitaara raákuraaruuka hi cíkstit
he wanted also a different group for them to come in and well
hawá siritkirittáwi’at kíra kuúsikus sikuúsiriici’a
also for them to examine her to see if they could take it out if they might do it
tiiriwirúraatuukut sirihkukuuraáruuwaaha .
whatever is wrong with her for them to take it away .
Tiwákaahu’ Riítahkac rariisaáru     Iratutkiriku raárit
He was saying Eagle Chief : ' When I look at her really
rikutí’ Ctiwaharittaáku’   irakírikawaawi   iraacká’u .
it is her Plum Bush Woman , her eyes , her face .
Cirú irawaawattiku   uurariísit kaákuu’ut   a
Yet when she talks , straight (ie normal) is isn't ; and
iriirakuraa’u   uúrariisit kaakuutuhúru’ .
as it is , straight she is not acting .
 
"


Siihaáku .
They (du) were sitting .
Tihaasi’ahiíratkuuku’ .
Here they were listening .


Hiru rátkat sihiiciraáta rákis   hiru
Then later after they went after it wood : then
tiku’ahuúhaa’u’ si’ahiíratkuku   tiwákaahu’ cápaat .
this was (barely) the way their hearing it : she was saying the woman .
Witikíkat cápaat ruu’irahkáhuraaruhat .
She cried the woman there in that timber .
Hiru ahuraawiítiku’ irahkícuhat .
Then it was beginning (in) that creek .


Hi tíraaku cústit ctuú’ iwiraaruuriikírittarawari’
And this one old woman witch now she was eyeing
iwisiririiraa’iiwaati Riitáhkac Ráriisaaru     Riiciksa
when they were telling him Eagle Chief : ' Let them be
kira kuusaáraara’ irakáhuriiwaawikuuki rahúrahki .
to see if they can come those who live in the woods animals .
 
"


Siihírattaawat kaáka’   tiraraárawari kaáka’   hi ahaawícaahu’ .
They chose them crows , these that fly crows , and they arrived .


Cústit rihúksu’ wituútakiirit ctuú’ .
The old woman only she saw them the witch .
Tíraaku cústit kutiisá’ Custittawárit   tíraaku cápaat
This one old woman she was named Old Woman Rat , this one woman
Ctiwaharittaáku’ iraackarítpitat .
Plum Bush Woman the one whose skin she wore .
Hi tíraaku wi’ahuutákiirit     Tiwiraáhu   aáka’  
And this one when she saw them : ' These coming , oh ,
kiíki  ra’ tiraáhu =. Uúka’a   irihiirarúksit
what are they these coming ? Oh , it is doubtful for them
siriraahúrasi irikuuhátuuta .
their finding the way this that I am .
Ráwa kici rikuuhíhwicka’ sikuuhitkirittá’iwa .
Now but that is what they want when they examine me .
 
"


  Ráwa   Riitahkactiisaaru’   táku’ hiruksaahu’ haáwa’ =.  
' Now , Eagle Chief , let some other (group) come in also ! "


Ráwa ruu’ahiíwacitiiku’ .
Now then they were going out .
Kici kukara’ahúci’ ráhkuwaaka hiru rii’ahucíksa
But there was nothing (wrong) as they said then as it was there
Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
Plum Bush Woman .
  Iíka’a   ciksuhuurawáciruutit =.  
' Oh , let's go outside now ! "


Hiru iriisiraahkúwara   hi istú sitíhwaa’ .
Then when they (du) would go , and back they (du) came .
Hi ahiíratkuku’ hi tihwakí’aahu’     Hiru irakiícuhat
And they were listening and they were saying : ' There (in) that creek
hi riiwákaahu’   Riitáhkac ráriisaaru   iraásasaaru irakicpu
and she is saying , Eagle Chief , your being called that stream
    i’ahiíratkuku .
, " when they were listening .
Hi ahawákaahu’  
And she was saying (ie singing) :


(1) Riitáhkac Rariisaaru   tihiwirasahkictíkatiri’ Custittawárit  
\ Eagle Chief , you are embracing her neck Old Woman Rat


uu   Custittawárit .
oh , Old Woman Rat .


(2) Tihiiwiriikuuwakuuha’iwu Ctiwaharittaáku’  
\ Her voice is floating down the water Plum Bush Woman


uu   Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
oh , Plum Bush Woman .


(1) Riitáhkac Rariisaaru   tihiwirasahkictíkatiri’ Custittawárit  
\ Eagle Chief , you are embracing her neck Old Woman Rat


uu   Custittawárit .
oh , Old Woman Rat .


(2) Tihiiwiriikuuwakuuha’iwu Ctiwaharittaáku’  
\ Her voice is floating down the water Plum Bush Woman


uu   Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
oh , Plum Bush Woman .


(1) Riitáhkac Rariisaaru   tihiwirasahkictíkatiri’ Custittawárit  
\ Eagle Chief , you are embracing her neck Old Woman Rat


uu   Custittawárit .
oh , Old Woman Rat .


(2) Tihiiwiriikuuwakuuha’iwu Ctiwaharittaáku’  
\ Her voice is floating down the water Plum Bush Woman


uu   Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
oh , Plum Bush Woman .


(1) Riitáhkac Rariisaaru   tihiwirasahkictíkatiri’ Custittawárit  
\ Eagle Chief , you are embracing her neck Old Woman Rat


uu   Custittawárit .
oh , Old Woman Rat .


(2) Tihiiwiriikuuwakuuha’iwu Ctiwaharittaáku’  
\ Her voice is floating down the water Plum Bush Woman


uu   Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
oh , Plum Bush Woman .


Tiráturaa’iiwaati kskiíti’iks rátihkuuwikaaruuwe aku ruúrahiira’ .
This story I am telling four (times) it is for me to sing through and further .
Kici tiiríruuta iriraruuraákitawi caskií’it kuriitúci’aari’ suúhuri’ .
But the way it is on account of it a little I am doing it near .


Hi ahawáku’ Riitáhkuc Ráriisaaru     Aáka’a   iriiratuúhaarihku’
And he said Eagle Chief : ' Oh , that is what I mean
ctiisaáru’ kíra kúsaahu’ iítu’ ihirawíhat .
the princess to see if it will come being there that other group .
 
"


Witiwáku’     Irastápihat kiíki rastápakista
He said : ' Your (group) what are you (pl) going to say
siriítacikstawi iraáku riísaaru’ =.  
they who are taking care of him that one chief ? "


Witiwáku’     Tiriihapaki’aahu’     Kíra kúsaahu’ tiraraárawari
He said : ' We are saying : ` Let them come these who fly
rihwakiíhu pákskicis ríkucki .
what they call baldheaded birds (ie buzzards) .
   
' "


Hiru iririíhi’u siriítiirit riisarahúrahki kúrakuuru
Then where they were they saw him the chief deer to be something
caskí’it wirakuraahúrari   hi tirawaáriki ríkucki
a little when it was getting spoiled , and these birds
iriwirutpakaarawítaakahaaku’ .
they were flying around it .
Iriwiruutuhuhtaakáhaaku’ ruuraárihi’ aku kícku ruuháruuwa
It was flying in a circle just a single one or it may be more than one
cúsawi’ .
buzzards .
Ráwa ahaáhu’ .
Now he was coming .


  Tiwiraá’ .
' Here he comes .
Ráwa   iíka’a   wískucu’ =.  
Now , oh , hurry ! "


A ahaáhuuka’ .
And he came inside .


Iraáku Custittawárit     Úh   háwa tiirikíwi .
That one Old Woman Rat : ' Oh , also it is a different one (group) .
Ráwa kici kiíki riítarista tirawaáriki =.  
Now but what are they going to do these ? "


Siihitkiritta’iwaáwari’ .
They examined her all over .
Hi ahíhwaki’ irawíhat     Ráwa   iíka’a   tiiwiiriíraaku
And they said those : ' Now , oh , this way (ie problem)
iriwituuhaahúhtawi’ .
it is a difficult matter .


Híru iraráhwari ahukspícahu ícaas .
Then those going around they were arriving tarapins .
Hiru iritiráhwari kuuhaáhkat irii’ahahawastátku   kítuu’u’
Then those lived there in the valley where there is tall grass , all
rapákararuusu’   hi tirawaáriki ícaas ruu’iririirahkirikispaáwari’ .
the brush , and these tarapins they crawl around in that .


Ráwa tihiwirúksahu kaáka’ hiru riiraaráwari’ .
Now these others who had come crows there they were flying .
Kiíkaru’us kítuu’u’ irihisitiihaa’iiríkspari’ kaáka’ .
Early in the morning all those were flying around watching crows .
Wirakuratkií’aari   hi awít irihitirahká’iisat
When it was becoming night , and first (ones) those went into the woods
tirahuraárawaahat kaátuhaaru’ .
this land passing all around timber .
Hiru iriitiráhwari’ .
There that is where they went .


  Ráwa títaku tiratiraákahu’ .
' Now here here we come .
Kusikariiriituraaracíhtis kíriku’ hiru irahattaaráwari .
We did not notice anything anything there while we were flying around .
 
"


Ráwa hiru ihítaku táku’ iriirakiícuhat táku’
Now then over there someone where the creek was someone
aá’ .
he came (unnoticed) .
riruu’ahíci’a   aháwu’ .
And thereupon they did it : they were going .


Hirú ahiwáku’     Kuwikaakatuúhaaka .
Then it said : ' We did (ie could) not do anything .
 
"


Híru ahiwáku’ Riitáhkac Ráriisaaru     Iriwitúraahi .
Then he said Eagle Chief : ' That is good .
 
"


Rihúksu’ witaahcákuriisat hiru cáhiks taárat tíkskurit
Just the sun had set then a person he would go close by
irihiiriíhi’u’ hiri’ahawákaahu’ .
where that place was where the voice was coming from .
Ahaarahwícaahu’ iraruhwíhat riisaáru’ .
They were coming back those of his the chief .
Híru kuhiicikstaa’iirískpari’ .
Then they were going around watching .
Ahuúki ríwit ruutiráhkawa huraáriri’ .
Those skunks they live inside there in the ground .


  Kíra kusaáhu’ .
' See if they will come .
Tiihakáhuriwa .
They must be around .
 
"


Hiru hítaku ruuririiráhka’iispu ríwit .
There over there that's where they were going into the woods there the skunks .
A kítuu’u’ irahaapaáwi hi kítuu’u’ iririirahkáwa
And all those trees and all they live there in the woods
ríwit .
the skunks .
Hawá ahaáhu’ .
Also they were coming .


Cústit rihúksu’ wituúhaa’iirit iwiri’aharaaruúkahu .
The old woman only she saw them when they were coming inside .
  Aáka   híkiiri tiwiraáhu’ .
' Oh , indeed here they come .
Kítuu’u’ raárit iriwiturahkararihúriwa ríwit iruúki .
All really they are striped nicely skunks those .
Irii’iruúta kúrakuuru rakutaraawiisu iraáku ríwit
It seems to be thus to be like that to be striped that one skunk
ira’uspaáwi kítuu’u’ ríwit karári’ .
that one's hair all (over) skunk colorful .
Aáka   iriwitiírawaki’ .
Oh , those are strange .
Ráwa kaasúciraaka iriikuhasuuhaákarista .
Now you must do what you are going to do .
 
"


Hi kici íraaku Riitáhkac Ráriisaaru   iíka   wi’ahátarahkisiciísat .
And but that one Eagle Chief , oh , he was tired out .
Kici wi’ahaarahkáwaahu’
But they were coming out of the timber
i’ahaaraatakipiiruútiku rakúsakuuru .
as they were gathering together in a group one day .
Iritiiruutári’ .
They were doing that .
Íraaku cústit iriwití’ Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
That one old woman she was that Plum Bush Woman .
Hi ahihwaki’aáhu’ i’ahawaáriki cápaat     Raaríksisu’
And they were saying those women : ' Really
tiíkiwi   hi raárit rikúti’ .
she is different , and truly it is she .
 
"


Cirú a ruutíruu’at iriirakuraá’u .
Yet and then the way went the way it was .
  Híru wiraaruutuciísat raaruurakukuháttuuwihku .
' Then she is just doing it her just saying things to us .
Iriirakuraá’u uúrariisit wikaakuutuhúru’ .
As it is straight her way is not .
  Iriwiruútasitit .
" Now that is what happened .


Ráwa ruu hítaku wirihkukstahkaáwahu wiraahkusákuriisata a
Now there over there when they were dancing when it was sundown and
wirakuratkií’ari hi ahuutári’ ruu’iraáhku iraaraáruku  
when it got night and she was doing it that one there that one singing :
witikíkat hi aharaáruuku’ táwi’u’ tiruúki   hi ahawákaahu’
she cried and she was singing songs these , and she was singing
Ctiwaharittaáku’   raárit irii’ahá’u Ctiwaharittaáku’ .
Plum Bush Woman , real the one Plum Bush Woman .


Iriikuruuhíraawi’u’ ihiítakaksa’ kítuks .
It was about the time he called them the beavers .
Hi ri’ahaáhu’ kítuks .
And they were coming the beavers .


Aáka   wiwitiwákaahu’ cústit     Aáka  
Oh , now she was saying the old woman : ' Oh ,
tihiíwiiraahu’ .
here they are coming .
Aáka   kutiiritkuukátiihat .
Oh , he has a flat tail .
  Irikuúhu’ ahararaáwari .
" It was the one the ones who live in the water .
  Ráwa   aáka’a   isuúhaaka iriikuuhasuukaáharista .
' Now , oh , you'll do whatever you are going to do .
  Irii’ahaá hiru sihicikirittá’iwa .
" The ones who came then they examined her .
Kítuu’u’ irawaáriki kítuks iriwirikutí’it kítuu’u’
All those beavers they were the ones all
irihwaawaákuuki rakápahcu’   iriruurakuúraa’u .
those who eat all kinds roots , everything .
Iríhku’a   hi taaraáruttit káhcu’  
When they came , and they had put it in their mouths medicine ,
riirarahkahaawiriwaárakuuki kápahcu’   aáka’a   cústit
the ones which smell nicely herbs , oh , the old woman
sirihkutkicpiirácaraawaawuhu .
for them to spray her all over .


Aáka   witariíhaati’ cústit .
Oh , she liked it the old woman .
Aáka   iriwitihwaáruksti’ .
Oh , they were powerful .
  Riitáhkac Ráriisaaru   aáka   witatúhkahaarawiri =.  
' Eagle Chief , oh , now I smell nicely ! "


Tihwáku’     Ráwa   iíka’a   Riitáhkac Ráriisaaru  
They said : ' Now , oh my , Eagle Chief ,
kukariisuciíciksu’ =. Ráwa kukaáki’ kuratkuuhaákaara .
don't think anything ! Now there is not anything that we can do .
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