Niwakash' 01.50


01.50.01

Tyaw' nae wa'k' ks tyesnye'skwa' ne akhak ne' thsikeksa'aa ne kwe u'waa' tykwe'taskwa' twatekhni ne tykwe'we. Akwas kunht' khu n niyu't u'waa' ah' uka'.

Aunt Virgie always said the Mingos used to eat people when she was a girl, and she could testify what kind of meat was the best.


01.50.02

Wa'k', "Ne' n-n khu ah' akeka'has ne tsiykt aakya'tk he niyu't uiskwany'ta''.

She said "Even now I'd rather eat a white dog than a brown one.


01.50.03

Ah' wai uka'."

It's got a better flavor to it."


01.50.04

Istk wai tyutkt ne tsy u'waa' yeskwa' ytekhni ne' n te'kan' hsku', way'?

See, she never did give up dog-meat, but that was easier to come by, wasn't it?


01.50.05

Hhu' n'wti waaty' ne hatny' n wai hatikwt'skwa'.

Before the White people came, the Mingos were in a very poor situation.


01.50.06

Ha'tekaktak wai auska'a ne kwe'we u'waa' ehsk ehsatekhni'.

Anyone who wanted to eat human flesh had to depend on eating other Indians.


01.50.07

Kakwk nae kunht' ne' wai u'wny ne kwe'we u'waa'.

Everybody knows that Indian flesh is stringy.


01.50.08

Ha'tekaktak sh ne hatits u'waa' ehsk. Ne' ne hatits auska'a kta' hts, ne' kaini ne'hu n kakwk nae uhtak u'wny.

Mostly people had to eat Algonquians, and since Algonquians, as the name shows, ate mostly tree-bark, they were the stringiest Indians of all.


01.50.09

Wy nae waaty' ne hatny' ne kiskwis hts.

It was a real God-send when the pork-fed White people came.


01.50.10

Teykwe'tk hnny' ky' ks wawtiya'tayn' ne kwe'we.

These two White guys, see, had been captured by the Mingos.


01.50.11

Ne' nk nae tha'kwist' tth' aawnty'.

One of them was calm and quiet while they waited for their fate.


01.50.12

Ne' wai huik nae hya' ne' hust' teuhsthw.

The other one cried and blubbered.


01.50.13

Ta un waut', "T' kw teunttsni ykhk?"

Finally he asks his mate "What do these people want to eat us for?"


01.50.14

"Sekh' kw w ykhk," wa'.

"Well, for dinner, I reckon" he answered.


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