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animals artichokes asked Bear Beaver began birds bow and arrows brother Buffalo bull buffalo robe bull calf ceremony Chaui chief child corn counted coup Coyote cried dance daughter downy feather dream Eagle earth enemy entered the lodge father fireplace flew four gave girl give gods grandmother grass-lodge ground Handsome-Boy Hawk head heard heavens high hill hole hunt jumped killed Kitkehahki knew lariat live Long-Tongue looked Magpie marry meat medicine-man moccasins morning Morning-Star mother night old woman parfleches Pawnee pemmican ponies poor boy Prairie Dog priests Proud-Boy Republican River sacred bundle sang scalps side singing sitting Skidi skin skull sleight-of-hand smoke song Spider-Woman spoke sticks stone Stone-Man stood strange boy tell things timber tipi Tirawa took tree turned village war-path warriors wife Witch-Woman Without-Wings women wonderful wonderful boy young
Page 15 - Mother', for she gives birth to all things. The timber that shall grow upon the earth you shall make use of in many ways. Some of the trees will have fruit upon them. Shrubs will grow from the ground which will have berries upon them. All these things will I give you and you shall eat of them. Never forget to call the earth 'Mother', for you are to live upon her. You must love her, for you will walk upon her. "I will show you how to build a lodge so that you will not be cold or get wet from the rain....
Page 15 - All things that you have made, you have made in pairs, as the Heaven and the Earth, the Sun and the Moon. Give a mate to the woman, so that the pair may live together and help one another. ' ' Then Tirawa made a man and sent him to the woman, and he said : ' ' Now I will speak to both of you. I give you the earth. You shall call the earth 'Mother.
Page 59 - ... that had been cast away, and broil them. One day, they took away violently the food he had thus prepared, and cast him some coals in place of it. This act brought him to a decision. He took the coals and blackened his face, and went out of the lodge. He did not return, but slept without; and during the night, he had a dream. He dreamed that he saw a very beautiful female come down from the clouds and stand by his side. ' O-no-wut-a-qut-o,
Page 137 - The North Star and the South Star will end all things, All commands were given in the west and these commands were carried out in the east. The command for the ending of all things will be given by the North Star, and the South Star will carry out the commands. Our people were made by the stars. When the time comes for all things to end our people will turn into small stars and will fly to the South Star, where they belong. When the time comes for the ending of the world the stars will again fall...
Page 62 - When the tassels are out there will be singing in the fields. Remember where the singing comes from. Remember that this is the sacred ear of corn." In the Skidi Pawnee version, pages 280-282, the place of Corn is taken by Deer-wife and she draw* the man to her by the sound of a flute. the right moccasin from one woman and the left from the other told each to put one on his foot. Then he invited both women to the...
Page 61 - ... west and pray to Mother-Evening-Star to send rain upon the earth so that the corn will grow. Pray also to Mother-Moon, who helps give life to people, and she will listen to what people say. Never drop a kernel upon the ground, for Mother-Corn will curse you and your life will be shortened.
Page 134 - Do not strike me any more, for you know what I told you. For one thing I am glad, and that is I have a child. If I had remained in the Spirit Land I should never have been allowed to have a child. The child is mine. You do not love my child. ... I love my child. When I am gone I shall take my child with me.
Page 15 - Mother', for you are to live upon her. You must love her, for you will walk upon her. "I will show you how to build a lodge so that you will not be cold or get wet from the rain. Go get timber. Cut ten forked sticks and set them in a circle. Cut some poles to lay upon the forks. The posts that are set in the ground to uphold the lodge represent the four gods who uphold the heavens in the northeast, the northwest, the southeast, and southwest. There are minor gods between these with powers that connect...
Page 17 - I make you to live in the lodge and you shall increase, but you are not to live forever. You are to die and will be placed in the ground again. You and your children must always remember that I gave you life, but you are to return to your Mother the earth again.