Kwakiutl Texts

Kwakiutl Texts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...said, "Oh, my dear! I come to you again. Now, take care, for they are getting ready to come to-morrow. They will come in the shape of your brother-inlaw and of your father-in-law and of your elder brother and of your father and of your two younger brothers. In the morning they will come and pretend to find you, my dear! Just take care! It is they who come. They will make you foolish if you get into their canoe. They whom you will see are land-otters. They will look like those whom I named. "Now take your bailer and pass water into it. As soon as the canoe comes, they will call for you, and they will call three times, shouting to you. Then you will answer them, and you will go to meet them. Ask for their paddles immediately. They will give them to you. Then take them to your house, and put them over the fire of your house. Then you will see what kind they are, and you will strike and kill them all. "Then take your chamber-pot and go to the beach, and carry a (stick of) yew-wood for your club; and when you reach the canoe, ask the men to assemble in the middle of the canoe. As soon as they are in the middle of the canoe, sprinkle them with urine and strike them, and they will all die. Then stab the canoe, and you will know what kind it is. That is it, master. Now, good-by!" Thus said Calling-Tribes to Made-to-be-Hunter. "Good-by, mistress!" Thus said Made-to-beHunter to Calling-Tribes. "Please come and continue to give me advice, mistress. Now, good-by, my dear!" Then night came. Made-to-be-Hunter slept well that night. Then day came. Then he sat on the ground outside of the house. He had not been sitting there long when a large canoe came in sight at the point (just beyond) the place where he was. He went...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494253
  • 9781236494252