Niwakash' 01.31


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01.31.01

Ne kayth.

Then came the garden.


01.31.02

Ne' ne hakst akniythwaskwa'.

My grandfather took over the planting of it with me as his helper.


01.31.03

K nikank skasae'tt khu.

Four kernels of corn to a hill, and then a bean.


01.31.04

Ne' wai tusk knyhsn ne' teyuthwe'nn tsitkw'' khu, kanhtny tyutn.

Nearby grew the squashes, round and yellow, hidden beneath their shady leaves.


01.31.05

Ne' n-tk tkanhtatsis tusk ne utkeu'tsuwan.

By day they were just patches of green near the ever encroaching lighter bamboo.


01.31.06

Ne' ne s unty' untnt n'kkw katsihs'tahsi'k.

But at night the three sisters sighed and sang beneath the stars.


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