Niwakash' 01.27


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01.27.01

Khu' n'wti hu'k' ne St. Valentine's Day akya'kh' ne tkwht'' niyuhsuhku't ne awnyahsa'sh', ne' u'ka'hty' ne kakt's kyatsh'ke, ne' ne kaya'tyu's swti u'kyan'tn'.

Before St. Valentine's Day I cut out red hearts and pasted them on white cards and drew pictures on the back.


01.27.02

Ne' wai ahs' te'key n u'katys ks te'a khu u'khyt' khu ks.

I couldn't read or write yet.


01.27.03

Ne' sh key wai u'ksht ks u'kashetant' khu u'tkashetanetahsku'.

I could count and add and subtract simple numbers.


01.27.04

Nae te'ne' ta'teyuttsu.

But that wasn't any use.


01.27.05

Ne' nae ne uiskwany'ta'' niyuhsuhku't ne yetahkwa'ke u'katwt' n u'khektahkwn' ne kwat'.

I put the cards in a brown paper sack and went out to distribute them to friends.


01.27.06

Kanyu' hewakyak' n waatiyku' ne ktahkwa', ne' waatiktahkwn' w n-ya'ke n-wthtk.

As soon as I got out some bigger children came and took the sack away from me and gave the cards out on the next street.


01.27.07

Te'a n-' ks aakhya'k, ne' wai waaa'ke tkt u'twakht, "Tsiswy!"

I wasn't allowed to cross the street, so I stayed at the edge and called for them to come back.


01.27.08

Ne' ne tsyeya'tt sa'tkaht' n hatikwk nae wante'ku'.

One girl looked back for a second, but then they all disappeared.


01.27.09

Ne' nae te'usks te'ake'nkt, ne' tyuht ahs' kheiwakwniyusthak ne hwti'sks.

If I had been smart I would have learned a lesson right then not to trust the Baptists.


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